Burgeoning talent at youth level promises brighter future for successor as he seeks to end nation’s 22-year wait to reach a major finals
It would seem reasonable to assume that criteria in the job description for the post of Scotland manager should include mention of a magic wand.
By the time the team begin what on face value appears an unappealing attempt to reach Euro 2020 – via the newly formed Nations League – they will be seeking to end a wait to reach a major finals of 22 years. On 23 June 1998 a Scotland side including Jim Leighton, Gordon Durie and Colin Hendry slumped to a 3-0 World Cup loss against Morocco. It was to prove an omen for things to come.