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Austin MacPhee on SFA radar for performance director post

The future of Scottish football could lie in the hands of a long-haired 37-year- old English and psychology graduate from Cupar if Austin MacPhee, right, can reach agreement with the Scottish Football Association to become their new performance director.

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Mark Warburton backs Malky Mackay for SFA role

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has urged SFA chief executive Stewart Regan to appoint former Celtic and Scotland defender Malky Mackay as the successor to Brian McClair as the SFA’s performance director.

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Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers is backing Malky Mackay for the key SFA post. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Brendan Rodgers backs Malky Mackay as performance director

Brendan Rodgers believes no candidate is better equipped than Malky Mackay to successfully fill the role of Scottish FA performance director.

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Could even an SPFL select XI stop Brendan Rodgers' side? Picture: SNS

Scottish football mailbag: Celtic v the rest of the SPFL | Jordan Rossiter | Hamilton’s form

Craig Fowler is back to answer your questions on Scottish football, including whether Celtic would manage to defeat a select XI of players from the rest of the SPFL

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Scotland drop to 67th in latest Fifa World Rankings

Scotland have fallen to 67th in the Fifa World Rankings after the recent 3-0 defeat to England.

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Former Scotland defender Kevin McNaughton could be set to forge a new career path - as an artist. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Former Scotland defender could turn to new career as artist

Former Scotland defender Kevin McNaughton could be set to forge a new career path – as an artist.

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Scotland and Glasgow's Ryan Wilson. Picture: SNS

Ryan Wilson spurred on by Scotland back-row challenge

Ryan Wilson admits he has been forced to re-double his efforts after the emergence of Scotland’s rookie back-rowers.

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The SFAs decision to retain the services of Gordon Strachan is probably the correct one  for the time being. Picture: SNS.

Alan Pattullo: Every game a must-win for Gordon Strachan

A t least, when the time comes, there will be no pussyfooting around. No mealy-mouthed talk of seeing how the land lies at the final whistle. No suggestion the most important thing is simply avoiding defeat.

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Darren McGregor: Blend. Picture: SNS

Hibs star backs Hanlon and McGregor for Scotland call

For those searching for an answer to Scotland’s defensive woes, Fraser Fyvie says there is a simple solution.

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Gordon Strachan, left, has been given the backing of Stewart Regan, right, and the SFA board. Picture: SNS

What are the SFA thinking by sticking with Gordon Strachan?

A cynic may suggest Scottish football’s governing body didn’t want to pay off the struggling national team boss, writes Craig Fowler

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton, left, and Robbie Neilson of Hearts. Pictures: SNS

Scottish football mailbag: Who’ll go first, Warburton or Neilson? | Waghorn’s street encounter

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football, including whether the current Hearts or Rangers boss will exit first.

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Gordon Strachan will stay on as Scotland boss after receiving the backing of the SFA. Picture: Jane Barlow

Poll: Should Gordon Strachan still be Scotland manager?

The SFA have given their backing to Gordon Strachan, allowing the former Celtic manager to continue as Scotland boss into 2017. But did they get the decision right? Should they have booted Strachan out of the door instead? Have your say by voting in our poll.

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The left-back is close to signing a new deal. Picture: John Devlin

Rumour Mill: Izaguirre to sign new deal | Scotland ‘can qualify’ | Garner ‘hindered by Dembele comparison’

Emilio Izaguirre is set to sign a new deal at Celtic; the SFA and Gordon Strachan believe Scotland can still qualify for the 2018 World Cup, and Ally McCoist has backed Joe Garner to shine at Ibrox.

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Lee Wallace stuck with Rangers and got his reward when he was recalled for Scotland's game against England. Picture: SNS

Lee Wallace deserved Scotland recall says Ally McCoist

A reward for never giving up and never giving in is how Ally McCoist looks on Lee Wallace’s appearance for Scotland at Wembley last Friday – the full-back’s first start for his country in six years.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan has not lost his enthusiasm for the job, says his assistant Mark McGhee. Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

Mark McGhee: Strachan deserves to carry on as Scotland boss

Mark McGhee has made an impassioned defence of the Scotland management team and insists Gordon Strachan deserves the chance to take the team into the World Cup 
qualifiers against Slovenia and England next year.

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Hibs centre-back Paul Hanlon has been in excellent form this season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Why Hibs defender Paul Hanlon is worth a Scotland call-up

With fingers again being pointed at the Scotland backline following the 3-0 loss to England, perhaps it’s time to look further afield for defenders, writes Patrick McPartlin

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Gordon Strachan is to continue as Scotland coach despite the miserable start to the World Cup qualifying campaign. Picture: Tim Goode/PA Wire

SFA tells Gordon Strachan to carry on as Scotland manager

Gordon Strachan will stay on as Scotland manager after the Scottish FA board yesterday voted unanimously to back the man they appointed in 2013.

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Michael Devlin is the current club captain of Hamilton Accies. Picture: SNS

Hamilton boss tips Michael Devlin for future Scotland call

Martin Canning reckons Scotland need look no further than Michael Devlin to solve their defensive problems.

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Luxembourg fancy their chances of beating Gordon Strachan's side. Picture: John Devlin

Luxembourg eye ‘winnable’ friendly against Scotland to boost ranking

Luxembourg are looking to arrange an international friendly with Scotland this month because they believe a win over the national team will boost their Fifa rankings.

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Martyn Waghorn confronted a young fan who called him "s***e". Picture: Robert Perry

Rumour Mill: Waghorn confronts young fan | Joey Barton returns | Daniel Prodan | Mourinho wants Dembele

Rangers Martyn Waghorn was videoed confronting a young fan who called him “s***e”, Joey Barton is back in Glasgow to answer his SFA charge, and former Rangers player Daniel Prodan has reportedly died of a heart attack aged 44.

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