SFA did not discuss sacking Strachan says Stewart Regan

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan insists Hampden bosses did not discuss sacking Gordon Strachan in the wake of this month’s defeat by Slovakia.

Leigh Griffiths is focused on getting back into the Celtic and Scotland starting XIs. Picture: Carrick Gazette

Leigh Griffiths plays down talk of feud with Gordon Strachan

Leigh Griffiths insists grabbing a slot in Gordon Strachan’s Scotland line-up remains the height of his ambitions.

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13-year-old Karamoko Dembele makes his debut appearance for Celtic under-20s. Picture: Jamie Williamson

Scotland call for Celtic’s wonderkid Karamoko Dembele

Scotland have named Celtic prodigy Karamoko Dembele in their Victory Shield squad.

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Don Hutchison scores the opening goal for Scotland in the second leg of their Euro 2000 play-off against England at Wembley. Picture: Donald MacLeod.   0-1.

Would these great Scotland strikers get into Strachan’s side?

The issue of team selection has been one that has plagued Gordon Strachan since he took over as manager of the National team.

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Bayern Munich's Lisa Evans. Picture: SNS

Injury to clubmate generates better chance for Lisa Evans

Lisa Evans, the Bayern Munich forward, will not have to concern herself with the hefty challenges of club team-mate Stefanie van der Gragt when Scotland play Netherlands in a friendly at the Tony Macaroni Arena in Livingston tomorrow night (7pm).

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Scotland boss Gordon Strachan, left, with striker Leigh Griffiths. Picture: SNS

6 Scotland players who fell out with the national team boss

The changing of his Twitter name to #Shorty, in response to Gordon Strachan’s comments about his height, would indicate Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths is far from pleased with the national team boss. A clash of personalities within the Scotland camp is something we’ve become used to in the past 20 years, and here’s hoping the Griffiths-Strachan situation doesn’t become quite as critical as these following instances...

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Andrew Robertson will be out for two months through injury. Picture John Devlin

Andrew Robertson to miss Wembley clash against England

Scotland have been dealt a massive blow for the crunch trip to face England at Wembley after Andrew Robertson was ruled out for up to two months through injury.

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Leigh Griffiths has changed his Twitter name following Gordon Strachan's comments. Picture: Michael Gillen

‘Shorty’ Leigh Griffiths hits back at Gordon Strachan

Leigh Griffiths has hit back at Scotland boss Gordon Strachan’s claims he is too small to lead the line for his country by changing his Twitter name to #Shorty.

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Gordon Strachan says Scotland are over par in the qualifying group and need to start getting birdies. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Gordon Strachan: The only thing I want to do is make people happy

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan on Friday spoke with Sunday journalists at the end of a week of intense speculation over his position. It followed the humbling 3-0 defeat against Slovakia on Tuesday – which had put another dent to World Cup qualifying hopes on the back of the damaging 1-1 draw at home to Lithuania. Strachan unburdened himself on all aspects of the Scotland job in a fashion not witnessed in his three-and-a-half years in charge. He explained why he thinks he’s still the right man to lead the national side, his reasons for dropping Oliver Burke against Slovakia and his reluctance to start with Leigh Griffiths.

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Gordon Strachan says he still loves being Scotland manager. Picture: John Devlin

Gordon Strachan: I’m still the best man for Scotland job

Gordon Strachan insists he is the “best man” for the Scotland job and is confident he can get a result against England at Wembley next month which can reignite the national side’s World Cup prospects.

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Alex Young, pictured at Goodison Park in the 1960s, is still revered by Everton fans.

Hearts and Everton hero Alex Young back in film limelight

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Celtic and Rangers may be looking to join a new Atlantic League. Picture: John Devlin

Scottish football mailbag: SPFL without Old Firm | Strachan ignoring Griffiths | Jim Goodwin

Craig Fowler answers your questions on Scottish football.

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Scotland coach Gordon Strachan should not be criticised, according to Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers. Picture: Alan Harvey/SNS

Brendan Rodgers on World Cup: Scotland needs a reality check

Having spent all of 30 years waiting for his own country to return to a major tournament finals, Brendan Rodgers can’t be expected to have too much sympathy for those lamenting the now likely prospect of Scotland’s absence from the main stage stretching to just two decades.

Gordon Strachan looks set to stay on as Scotland manager. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Gordon Strachan to carry on as Scotland boss

Gordon Strachan is to remain as national manager after meeting key figures within the Scottish Football Association to seek assurances he retained the support of the governing body.

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Mark Warburton was advised to leave the press conference by Jim Traynor. Picture: SNS

Rumour Mill: Bizarre Rangers press conference | PSG join Dembele chase | Tamudo on failed £10.5m Ibrox move

Mark Warburton is pulled out of a Rangers press conference by Jim Traynor after reporter asks Joey Barton questions, PSG join the chase to sign Celtic striker Moussa Dembele, and Raul Tamudo comments on his failed transfer to Rangers.

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Marcelo Bielsa, a man who will demand respect. Picture: Getty

Five left-field candidates who Scotland should consider

If Gordon Strachan is to go, and it seems like it’s only a matter of time, then Scotland should think outside of the box with regards to their next managerial appointment. Going for the leading Scots candidate hasn’t worked, so why not bring in an outsider? Someone with fresh ideas who can galvanise the troops. At the very least, it would be interesting.

Northern Ireland coach Michael O'Neill gestures on the sideline during the World Cup Group C qualifier against Germany. Picture: Martin Meissner/AP

Michael O’Neill could be perfect candidate for Scotland

If, as some claimed even before the resounding 3-0 defeat by Slovakia, Gordon Strachan doesn’t want to be manager of Scotland any longer, then who is next in line?

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Scotland's Grant Hanley has struggled in the recent World Cup qualifiers with Lithuania and Slovakia. Picture: Rob Casey/SNS

Aidan Smith: Where are the classic Scotland centre-backs?

When the last brick was laid at the new Wembley – when the bolts were fitted to the last of those plush red seats which wait on corporate English backsides for a full 15 minutes after the re-start of every game – there was a lovely story about how Scots building crews had tried to jinx the place.

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Scotland manager Gordon Strachan on the touchline during his side's World Cup qualifying defeat in Trnava. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire.

Craig Brown: Autumn cruellest season for Scotland managers

“Beware autumn” is a warning that the SFA should consider writing into the small print of any future national manager’s contract.

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Rangers manager Mark Warburton was impressed with the revamp of the German game. Picture: SNS

Mark Warburton calls for radical change to revitalise game

Rangers manager Mark Warburton has claimed Scottish international football will remain mired in the doldrums until radical changes are made to the country’s development of young players.

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