Strachan held the position since January 2013. However, four days earlier Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup and by “mutual concern” current 60-year-old manager leaves the position.
Assistant Mark McGhee also leaves his job. Scotland failed to qualify after the 2-2 draw against Slovenia on Sunday. “I would like to thank Gordon on behalf of the board. It was an excellent service to the national team”, said Scottish FA chief, Stewart Regan.
Gordon Strachan told in the interview: “I would like to thank the Board for letting me be at the position, all backroom staff and everyone in Scottish FA for huge help and continuous support. It was a great privilege”.
“I also disappointed at missing the play-off. We worked very hard. And the players should be given immense credit for the resilience which came back from a hard start. I want to thank each player who has represented Scotland”, added former coach.
— Scottish FA (@ScottishFA) October 12, 2017
Gordon Strachan has left his role as Scotland manager, was he right to to leave ⚽️
❤️ for no
Retweet for yes pic.twitter.com/bWgcr901p0
— Football Away Days (@sportingawayday) October 12, 2017
[Gordon Strachan leaves Hampden.] pic.twitter.com/PUDe9TbMTE
— Simpsons SPFL (@SimpsonsSPFL) October 12, 2017
Plenty been said about Gordon Strachan's tenure – now we have to focus on the future. Only two men for the job.. pic.twitter.com/ozzqFGOjLD
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) October 12, 2017
Gordon Strachan leaves the Scotland manager's job.,
'On my way, lads.' pic.twitter.com/8QWOobcM4u
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) October 12, 2017