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Next Scotland Manager

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by GM70047 (U8567743) 10 December 2009
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Well, after just receiving a letter to say that I am not being considered for the Scotland Job (Gutted I am) and with Petrescu being overlooked and Walter saying no.

Who really are the candidates for it and who is your choice?

For me, it should have been me, but I would be happy to go foreign.

Someone like Klinsmann, Rijkaard or Van Basten!

Even a Foreigner with Scottish playing roots? Is there any/many?

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posted Dec 16, 2009

Ouch Dr Joe, he was ok not great but not awful either.

I disagree about playing safe, I feel that's what the SFA did with Burley. He was affordable with a mixed reputation, some very good seaseons some very poor. I'd say that someone like Scala has a much stronger track record and is a safer bet than another manager like Burley. I wouldn't be upset if Levin got the job though. I did like the suggestion of Beanhaker that was put forward earlier. I don't think being Scotland manager requires a detailed knowledge of Scottish footie, our players are only in 3 leagues (SPL, EPL, Championship) compare that to managing the likes of Portugal, Sweeden or an African side where your players are in almost every league in Europe.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

The irony about Le Guen is that, despite him being a failure in Scotland, he's actually at the world cup as coach of Cameroon.

Talk about he who laughs last, laughs loudest.

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posted Dec 16, 2009

In the short term, of course a level one manager is hardly going to see us as a mouthwatering option. However, if someone like Scala, who has a reputation for getting more out of limited resources by playing the sort of tactics Brian Clough did, then in the long term the job might just become a little more appealing. One step at a time and with a little more confidence each step then at least there may be progress. The other reason for choosing a coach from outside the SPL is the chance of some discipline and a more objective view of the players.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

in italy there is talk of walter zenga being the next sctland manager. He was sacked by palermo just recently and he did not deserve to. He has experience and has done well in romania and with red star belgrade.He also did well at catania. He is a good manager and he would be a great acquisition.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

The thought of having to come up against Sir Craig Levein of Cowdenbeath and Raith Rovers will have those pesky johnny foreigners bricking themselves, I'm sure.

Listen up, if Levein is such the canine gonads that everyone makes him out to be, how come he's not working at a bigger club, even at the Old Firm?

Might it be that no one really rates him?

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comment by db (U2503720)

posted Dec 17, 2009

scotbot

he's not at Rangers since Walter's been there for 3 years and he's not Celtic minded so is unlikely to get the Parkhead job.

I think he's by far the best Scottish option, but there are definitely far better foreign options. Lagerback has to be the number one choice surely.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Listen, why is Jimmy Calderwood being ignored over Craig Levein - he has achieved a lot more than Levein has - last 32 in the Uefa Cup, finished higher in the SPL than any of Levein's teams and has probably more international experience with his time in Holland.

Levein didn't make anything of Leicester - did he?

I don't think Levein is a bad manager, but he has yet to do anything, and I can't understand why so many people think he would be perfect for our national side.

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posted Dec 17, 2009

Was reading in the Dutch papers today that Dutch coach Aad den Mos(anybody heard of him)has been approached by S.F.A.
I asked a Dutch colleague of mine about this guy,his response was"he's been kicked out of everywhere"!
Seemingly he reckons this den Mos guy has always picked up coaching work at clubs like Ajax,Utrecht,Feyenoord etc. and in Belgium and further afield lasts 6 months,gets punted and picks up his "well earned<laugh>" severance pay at the end of the day!
Sound familiar?

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posted Dec 18, 2009

Craig Levein does not have a better CV than George Burley, He may seem to be a better Manager over the last 2/3 years but surely its not the right way to go.

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posted Dec 19, 2009

What about Welshman Mark Hughes as the next Scotland manager. It seems he has managed his last game for Manchester City today now that the club's owners have lost patience with him. Hughes does have a good enough record as a manager at international level where he took on the job of the Wales manager's role in the early millenium and helped in the transformation of an average and underperforming Wales side into one which was respectable by many of the so-called big gun teams like Brazil and Germany.

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