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Football | Europe

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Scots will consider foreign manager



Scottish Football Association president Campbell Ogilvie admitted on Monday that the country's new national team manager could come from overseas.

The SFA are searching for a replacement for Craig Levein, who was sacked last month after a poor start to Scotland's World Cup qualifying campaign left them bottom of their group after four matches.

Former Celtic and Southampton manager Gordon Strachan, an ex-Scotland international, is the bookmakers' favourite for the post, but Ogilvie has refused to rule out another foreign coach despite the failed experiment with Germany's Berti Vogts.

Vogts, a former World Cup winner as a player, endured a disappointing spell as Scotland boss from 2002 to 2004, failing to qualify for Euro 2004 and making a poor start to the 2006 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Asked on Monday if the SFA were only interested in a Scottish manager, Ogilvie said: "We want to bring in the best possible manager for the Scottish national team. From wherever, we want the best person for the job."

Ogilvie added that the SFA hope to have a new man in charge in time for the 2014 World Cup qualifier against Wales in March.

"The process is well under way and obviously it's our aim to have a new manager in place in plenty of time before the next competitive game in March against Wales," he said.

"We have got some individuals who we believe could fill the post. I'm not going to get drawn on any details.

"All I'm going to say is we are working on the process and we will come out once we have a decision finalised."

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