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Next Scotland manager: Alex McLeish? David Moyes? Paul Lambert?

David Moyes and Alex McLeish are every out of work for the reason that Scottish FA begins searching for a brand spanking new Scotland manager

Alex McLeish says it could be “hard” to say no if the Scottish Football Association asked him to keep an eye on the national facet for a 2d time.

Gordon Strachan left the publish on Thursday, four days after the body of workers didn’t qualify for the World Cup.

Ex-Scotland winger Pat Nevin says David Moyes would be the best successor.

His fellow former internationals Barry Ferguson and Kris Commons have praised Paul Lambert, while Ally McCoist says Sam Allardyce will have to be a contender.

Allardyce left his publish as England manager final September after only one are compatible in charge, previous than spending five months at Crystal Palace.

McCoist knowledgeable BBC Radio 5 reside: “If Big Sam would come up to Scotland… he’s a great manager. Big Sam is a very, very good manager.”

‘It’s laborious to turn it down’

McLeish was once as soon as in command of Scotland for 10 months in 2007 previous than returning to club regulate.

“If you get the call from your country then it’s hard to turn that one down,” the 58-year-old knowledgeable BBC Radio 5 reside.

“If they wanted to come and get you, they would make the call. I don’t like to go phoning around, saying: ‘Get me an interview.’”

The former Scotland world has been out of work since a three-month spell in command of Egyptian facet Zamalek in 2016.

After leaving the Scotland process he was once as soon as no longer ready to influence Birmingham to coverage, on the other hand did take the Blues at once once more to the Premier League and gained the League Cup in 2011.

Spells at Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and Genk followed and he was once as soon as a contender for Rangers’ managerial vacancy in March previous than the Ibrox club appointed Pedro Caixinha.

McLeish, who lives in London, says he has now not “lost touch with football” as he’s going “to a lot of Premier League games”.

“I know what’s going on, all the trends and modern ways,” he discussed. “[Chelsea manager Antonio] Conte’s playing three at the back – I was playing that 10, 15 years ago.”

Former Scotland midfielder Ferguson believes McLeish would take the duty “in a second”.

The former Rangers captain added: “We weren’t great to watch [under McLeish in 2007], but we played a certain way and we got results at the end of the day.”

Barry Ferguson captained Scotland during McLeish’s time as manager

‘I might move directly for David Moyes’

Moyes is a former Everton, Manchester United and Real Sociedad manager on the other hand has been out of work since leaving Sunderland following their relegation to the Championship in May.

Nevin acknowledges the 54-year-old’s “star has slightly fallen” since he built his popularity at Everton, on the other hand says he would haven’t any hesitation in coming close to him.

However, the former Scotland winger believes Moyes would perhaps need his next process to be in club regulate.

“If it was my choice, I would go straight for David Moyes,” Nevin knowledgeable BBC 5 reside.

“However, It’s not that i am glad that all through Scotland he’s seen in that gentle in this day and age because of the difficulties he’s had in his final two jobs.

“I have no idea if David would even take it at the moment, as a result of he needs to get his megastar emerging at the home entrance first.”

Would ‘perfect’ Lambert take the duty?

Lambert, 48, was once as soon as a Champions League winner with Borussia Dortmund and gained eight primary trophies in seven seasons at Celtic, along side four Scottish titles.

The former Scotland captain, who gained 40 caps from 1995 to 2003, has managed Livingston, Wycombe, Colchester United, Norwich City and Aston Villa, previous than transient stints at Blackburn and Wolves in England’s Championship.

“I might opt for anyone like Paul Lambert,” Ferguson knowledgeable BBC Scotland’s Sportsound.

‘Lambo’ has captained his country, he was once as soon as an implausible player, he’s mindful of what’s sought after and he’s acutely aware of a football player. I don’t imagine a person like Paul would hesitate to position in a younger guy if he’s excellent enough, whilst I believe Gordon was once as soon as too loyal.

“I feel Paul nonetheless has ambitions to be a membership supervisor down south. But anyone like that may be perfect for me.”

Former Celtic and Scotland midfielder Commons moreover endorsed Lambert’s credentials.

“Paul can be perfect,” he advised Sportsound. “I believe he must get once more into regulate – whether or not or no longer that is world football, I’m no longer certain.

“Talking to him a few weeks ago about spending time with different coaches in different countries, he wants to fill that brain of his with as much football intelligence as he can from all over the world. There is no-one who knows the Scottish game better than Paul Lambert.”

Lambert attended Scotland Under-21s’ European Championship qualifier against England final week

‘Will they get any person higher than Strachan? Doubt it’

Strachan succeeded Craig Levein as Scotland boss, to begin with to oversee the top of the 2014 World Cup qualifying advertising and marketing marketing campaign.

Scotland’s attempt to qualify for Euro 2016 began brightly on the other hand they in the end fell short of attaining the finals in France.

Strachan and the SFA board agreed he would stay on to lead Scotland inside the 2018 World Cup qualifiers, on the other hand a 2-2 draw in Slovenia on Sunday ended their hopes of finishing 2d in Group F and attaining the play-offs.

Nevin added: “Will they get any individual as excellent as Gordon Strachan? Maybe. Will they get any individual upper? I would possibly doubt it. The easiest ones don’t seem to be going to take that process.

“It’s getting on 20 years, we’ve got had managers comparable to Walter Smith, Alex McLeish and now Gordon and others and nobody’s controlled to get Scotland to [major] finals. You get the sensation after some time that it may not be the chief.”

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