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The poisoned Chalice that is the Scottish managerial role


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Personally I think the SFA should have made their decision about Burley after the failure to qualify against Holland, but the keep him in and then sack him after a woefull showing against the Wels in a friendly?

The trouble for Burley is that the position was tainted the minute he took it over. The SFA falling out with players, players refusing to pay, or plaers out on the lash acting like idiots and getting themselves banned. Ferguson, MacGregor, and Boyd all out of the team (for a nation the size of Scotland) is a huge blow.

I think that whomever is considered should possibly write off the Euros, and look to the next world cup as being our main focus, for qualification, not actually winning it! The will need to start looking at the wa youth teams are trained in Scotland, and how plaers are nurtured through their respective ranks.

The U19's, the U21's should start being nurtured to produce first team players over the next couple of seasons. Scotland are always looking back to the days of Dalgleish, Souness, Gough and rely too heavily on older players to continue to cary us forward. This is a very negative way to look at the national team. This is also why I think whomever is appointed should be allowed to fail initially, be allowed to try tactics other than hoofing it up the pitch, and be allowed to try and bring through players/build a team.

My main concern is...who the hell would even want the job?

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There's a rumour here in Sweden that our last national team manager, Lars Lagerbäck, who quit after our last qualifying game, might be considered for the job.

In Sweden many cheered when he resigned from the job, but I wasn't as happy. He's a good manager and managed to take us to almost every big competition during his time as manager for Sweden.

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Lars Lagerbäck, with a name like that he deserves to be in charge of Scotland.

I'm guessing he's a mild, light-hearted, pint-sized, but stout lad, who's a little bitter, browned-off and heavy of heart about losing the Sweden job, but who cider a huge sigh of relief when his mate Magnus Mackeson told him the Scotland job was open.


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