Gordon Strachan shock favourite to return as Scotland boss as Alex McLeish sack odds tumble

Gordon Strachan is the 3/1 favourite to be the next Scotland boss with odds on Alex McLeish getting the sack before the next round of Euro 2020 qualifiers plummeting.

A defiant McLeish last night refused to address his position following the 3-0 reversal in Kazakhstan.

The 60-year-old has led Scotland to a play-off place thanks to finishing top in their UEFA Nations League qualifying group but losing to a team ranked 117th in the world prompted questions from the media wondering if the strong reaction from fans to the defeat in Nursultan meant he would consider his position.

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“I will just continue to do my job,” he said. “Suffice to say I’m not going to get drawn into that question.”

Is Gordon Strachan set for a shock return as Scotland boss? Picture: SNS Group

But odds on McLeish getting the boot ahead of fixtures against Cyprus and Belgium have tumbled from 50/1 to just 7/4.

Strachan, who quit as boss after failing to qualify for the World Cup, is priced at 3/1, with former Manchester United and Everton boss David Moyes at 5/1.

Steve Clarke is at 6/1 while the Scottish FA’s performance chief Malky Mackay is at 15/2.