Former Newcastle United manager Sam Allardyce is among the favourites to be the next manager of the Scotland national side after the Scottish FA today confirmed Gordon Strachan's departure.
A 2-2 draw in Slovenia on Sunday was not enough for Scotland to reach the 2018 World Cup play-offs and the Scottish FA have confirmed Strachan's contract will not be renewed and the former Southampton manager will leave his post immediately.
And ex-Eagles boss Allardyce, who managed the England national side for a very brief spell, is among the names being linked with the vacant position.
David Moyes and Malky Mackay are the favourites but Allardyce is as low as 6/1 with SkyBet to be the next permanent Scotland manager.
Allardyce was asked about whether he would be interested in the position last week, while Strachan was still in the job, and, while not ruling it out, he refused to comment out of friendship with his fellow manager.
He told TalkSport: “Don’t go there. I know Gordon Strachan really well and I’ve not associated myself with the Scotland job at all. I’m not answering that on air.
“Somebody is already in that position so I’m not speculating one way or the other about me and Gordon Strachan, so move off that subject.”