SFA to discuss Burley future

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The Scottish Football Association will meet later in the week to discuss the future of Scotland manager George Burley.

And Press Association Sport understands the meeting is likely to spell the end of his tenure as national team boss.

Burley managed to hold onto his job in the wake of his failure to steer Scotland to a play-off spot for the World Cup finals but his position has come under intense scrutiny again following Saturday's 3-0 defeat to Wales.

With a record of just three wins in 14 matches, the defeat in Cardiff now looks set to be the match which finally brings an end to a difficult reign.

Furious travelling fans in the Cardiff City Stadium turned on the manager after Scotland found themselves trailing by three goals after just 35 minutes, demanding his dismissal and directing verbal abuse towards the beleaguered boss.

Burley himself then attempted to dodge questions about his future in his post-match press conference before eventually conceding it would not be his decision whether he would still be in charge for the next game against the Czech Republic in March.

SFA vice-president Alan McRae is unable to meet with the rest of the board on Monday but a meeting will be convened in the coming days, with Burley unlikely to gain a second vote of confidence from his employers after remaining in the role following the failure to qualify for the World Cup.

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