Scotland manager Craig Levein sacked after poor results

  • 6 November 2012
Craig Levein Image copyright PA

The manager of Scotland's national team has been sacked, following their less than impressive performance in the 2014 World Cup qualifiers.

The hunt is now on for a replacement for Craig Levein.

Early favourites for the job are Gordon Strachan and former Scotland boss Alex McLeish.

Under-21 coach Billy Stark has been put in charge temporarily.

Craig Levein had said he would quit after the qualifying campaign, but the Scottish Football Association decided to replace him immediately.

They confirmed he'd been removed from his post on Monday night "due to the disappointing results."

Chief executive Stewart Regan said: "The key factor is that we are bottom of the group, but we are not bottom of the group material and want to move up the group as far as possible and prepare for France 2014."