Back in the big time
Former Manchester United, Everton and Sunderland boss David Moyes is set to return to management in the next couple of weeks.
Moyes impressed and made his name during his time at Everton but failed at Manchester United and flopped even harder at Sunderland.
That is because the manager is one of the front-runners for the Scotland job after it was announced today that Gordon Strachan had stepped down as Scotland boss.
Following the nations failure to reach the 2018 World Cup, Gordon called time on his career as an international manager.
The decision was made by ‘mutual consent’ after the failure to qualify and the Scottish FA will now be looking for fresh ideas.
“I said on my first day as Scotland manager that it was the proudest moment of my career and that I wanted to put a smile back on the nation’s face again,” Strachan explained after leaving.
“Together we have shared some really magical moments and those memories will live with me forever.”
“Through highs and low, you have stayed with the team and my biggest regret is not being able to provide the finals tournament you deserve.”
While David Moyes is certainly one of the front-runners, Malky Mackay is currently just shorter odds than the former Manchester United boss.
What is certain is that the Scottish FA will take their time over an appointment and will be looking to plan for the next international competition.
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Another British side that fell in the qualifiers was the Welsh national team.
Gareth Bale had to sit out their game against the Republic of Ireland through injury and was not best pleased.