Date: 12th October 2017 at 3:44pm
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By James Black

Former Celtic boss Gordon Strachan today left his post as Scotland boss after failing to qualify for next summer’s World Cup in Russia.

The news was confirmed in a statement released by the Scottish FA on their website.

The Scots failure to qualify for the World Cup was their tenth consecutive failure to make it beyond qualification and now the Scottish FA have decided it’s time for a change.

Strachan and his assistant Mark McGhee have left with immediate effect.

Despite being a former Celtic manager, there wasn’t much sympathy for the now-former Scotland boss and the biggest concern seemed to be the dearth of quality candidates to replace him.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

Strachan was appointed Scotland manager in January 2013, succeeding Craig Levein in the role and overseeing the end of the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

David Moyes, Malky Mackay, Derek McInnes and Alex McLeish are among the early favourites listed by bookmakers to replace Strachan.

Scotland were within touching distance of a playoff place but failed at the very last hurdle when they could only manage a draw away to Slovenia on Sunday night.

The 2-2 draw in Slovenia ended the Tartan Army’s hopes of reaching the 2018 finals and Scottish FA bosses have decided to part company with the 60-year-old.

In other Celtic news, Rangers flop Joey Barton has made a big claim about Rodgers and the state of Scottish football.

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