Former Eagles coach in line for Scotland job

24 Dec 2012

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Former Super Eagles coach, Lars Lagerback


THE Scotland Football Association has mentioned former Super Eagles coach, Lars Lagerback, as a possible candidate for the vacant Scotland job.

The man they will likely hire however is former Scotland international, Gordon Strachan, reports

The SFA committee set up to recruit Craig Levein’s replacement gave chief executive Stewart Regan and president Campbell Ogilvie the nod to sound out candidates.


Former Celtic boss Strachan has already been contacted and a couple of conversations have taken place.

No formal interview has been held but Strachan, a Hall of Fame hero with 50 caps to his name, is both the bookies’ and fans’ favourite.

The SFA are determined to have their new man in place ahead of the February friendly with Estonia at Pittodrie.

And another name in the frame is former Sweden boss Lars Lagerback.

The veteran campaigner, 64, was pushed for heavily by vice president Rod Petrie the last time the job was available.

But the Hibs chairman was outvoted and Levein was installed instead.


His name has now been mentioned again – although MailSport believes Lagerback has yet to be approached.

The fact he has a year left on his contract with Iceland would be an obstacle for the SFA in terms of compensation as they are already in a legal battle with Levein over his pay-off.

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