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Stop dragging feet over new Scotland boss, Scott Brown tells Regan

Scott Brown has accused the Scottish Football Association of dragging its feet while searching for Gordon Strachan’s successor.

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Michael O'Neill is also a target for the SFA.

Michael O’Neill favourite for West Brom after Tony Pulis sacked

Scotland managerial target Michael O’Neill was yesterday backed in to the 6-4 favourite from 10-1 for the West Brom head coach’s job.

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Labour MSP Richard Leonard . Picture: PA

Richard Leonard: ‘I would support England over Scotland’

New Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard has revealed he would support England ahead of Scotland if the nations clashed at football or rugby.

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The Scottish Football Association made an approach for Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill on Friday. Picture: PA

Could Scotland lose out in their pursuit of Michael O’Neill?

West Bromich Albion could hijack Scotland’s move for Michael O’Neill, according to the Scottish Sun.

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Gianluigi Buffon tried to fight back the tears after Italy's defeat by Sweden spelled the end of his international career.  Picture: Marco Luzzani/Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Let’s join crazy World Cup of losers - and win it

When a big nation fails to qualify for the World Cup, football can get a bit Smashie & Nicey. You’ll remember the scene at the end of that comedy when Radio 1 was about to sack the dimwit DJ duo only for the clowns to race to another part of the station and attempt to seize the news agenda by announcing: “We quit!” With their long hair billowing, with their satin bomber jackets billowing, it was all a bit tawdry.

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Michael O'Neill is top of Scotland's wanted list. Picture: Getty

Scotland granted permission to speak with Michael O’Neill

The Scottish FA have been granted permission by their Northern Irish counterparts to speak with Michael O’Neill.

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Robert Snodgrass and Andrew Robertson trudge off the pitch in Slovenia as Scotland's attempts to reach the World Cup ended. Picture: Getty Images

Could Scotland be invited to a ‘World Cup of losers’ tournament?

SCOTLAND could receive an invite to a ‘World Cup of losers’ alternative tournament proposed by the USA for countries who failed to get to Russia 2018.

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Brendan Rodgers urges Scotland to use Kieran Tierney at left back

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers says the next Scotland boss will get the “maximum” out of Ladbrokes Premiership player of the month Kieran Tierney as a left-back.

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Rumour Mill: De Boer won’t rule out Ibrox return | Scotland to play in ‘losers’ World Cup? | New job for Pedro

Frank de Boer refuses to rule out a return to Rangers; Scotland could be invited to play in a ‘losers’ World Cup and Pedro Caixinha could have a new job already

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Brendan Rodgers says Michael O’Neill is right man to develop ‘exciting group’ of Scotland players

Brendan Rodgers has warned the Scottish FA they will need to exercise patience if they are to successfully secure the services of Michael O’Neill.

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Celtic boss: Scotland will get best out of Kieran Tierney at left-back

Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers believes the next Scotland manager will get the “maximum” out of Kieran Tierney as a left-back.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: SNS

4 Premiership managers have their say on Michael O’Neill to Scotland

The four Northern Irish managers working in the Scottish Premiership each had their say on Thursday afternoon regarding national team boss Michael O’Neill and his link with the vacant Scotland’s manager’s job.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill makes a point as assistant coach Austin MacPhee looks on in Basel. Picture: Nick Potts/PA

Gerry Armstrong hopeful Michael O’Neill will reject Scotland

The SFA’s approach to the Irish Football Association for permission to speak to Michael O’Neill has the 48-year-old’s many backers within these borders heel-clicking with delight. Many are predicting that the process need only be a snap of the fingers away from concluding with O’Neill succeeding Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager.

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Michael O'Neill walks off the field after Northern Ireland's exit from the World Cup play-offs. Picture: Getty

Is Michael O’Neill the man to lead Scotland to a major tournament?

The rumoured No.1 choice to replace Gordon Strachan as national team boss became the clear favourite after it emerged the Scottish FA had approached their Northern Irish counterparts to permission to speak with manager Michael O’Neill. The 48-year-old is the obvious candidate to take over, but is he the right man for the job?

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Hampden Park. Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

The Pros and Cons of the SFA ditching Hampden

It is an idea that gets thrown around every few years, but now, the notion that Scotland’s international football matches may move from Hampden seems to have gained more traction this time round.

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Scotland make official approach for Michael O’Neill

The Scottish FA are in pole position to secure the services of Michael O’Neill after making a formal approach for the Northern Ireland manager.

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Celtic’s Kieran Tierney prepared for a dip in his form

Kieran Tierney is poised to make his 100th appearance for Celtic on Saturday, with most observers struggling to recall him ever being anything less than impressive in the 
previous 99.

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Oli McBurnie battles for the ball with Ukraine's Ivan Zotko during Scotland's defeat at McDiarmid Park. Picture: SNS

Scotland U21 0 - Ukraine U21 2: Blow for Scots’ Euro hopes

Scotland Under-21s’ European Championship qualifying hopes received yet another blow last night with a 2-0 defeat by Ukraine at McDiarmid Park.

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Now Rangers’ Ross McCrorie feels a ‘proper first-team player’

Ross McCrorie has enjoyed a dramatic change to his life since breaking into the Rangers side this season but only now feels like a “proper” first-team player.

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