Scotland need to hold onto Gordan Strachan

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As Scotland's supporters come to terms with an unfair result last night, the media turned its attention on whether Gordan Strachan would remain as manager.

Strachan himself, would not be drawn on the issue, saying it would be wrong to talk about it with the players still suffering the heartache of missing the Euro finals next year.

It must be said, they played their hearts out and at times looked world-class. The two goals they scored were absolutely sublime. It was a reminder of the teams of the late seventies and early eighties - they fought with gusto and played the ball around freely.


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For the first time in a little while, you could see the makings of a team capable of qualifying for the next World Cup and that's down, in no small part, to Strachan.

Strachan therefore, is the best chance of Scotland getting into the World Cup in 2018. Starting again from scratch now, is not an option.

And but for the few negative mumblings amongst some in the media, there was certainly enough support coming from the dressing room pushing for Strachan to stay.

The real question that remains is whether Strachan decides he wants to continue for another three years and it may be that his response in yesterday's press conference, provides him with a little time and space to mull things over.

A really positive result in Gibraltar on Sunday would end the Euro campaign on the right footing, but it may be another few weeks until the Scotland faithful know for sure, whether Strachan will stay.

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