Gordon Strachan has quit his role as Scotland head coach after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 Russia World Cup.
The Scottish Football Association said a change was needed to inject “fresh impetus” after the disappointment of narrowly missing out on a play-off place.
Strachan’s assistant has also left his position.
“The Board of the Scottish FA and Gordon Strachan have agreed that the Scotland national team will be led by a new head coach in preparation for the UEFA EURO 2020 qualifying campaign,” Scotland’s governing body confirmed in a statement.
“While the nation’s collective disappointment at not qualifying for the play-offs for the 2018 FIFA World Cup is understandable, it was nevertheless a mark of Gordon’s capabilities – and the squad’s belief in the coaching team – that we recovered from a poor first half of the campaign to get back into contention for a play-off place.
“Notwithstanding our unbeaten run in the group throughout 2017, with the emergence of a younger generation of players it was agreed that a new national coach should be recruited to provide fresh impetus.”
4 – After losing 4 of his first 7 competitive games as Scotland boss, Gordon Strachan lost just 4 of the following 19. Foundation. pic.twitter.com/rLObJihMGJ
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