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Gordon Strachan to have talks over future with Scottish FA

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According to reports north of the border Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will hold discussions with the Scottish FA in the next few days to review recent results, as speculation over his future continues.

He is understood to be considering his position following Tuesday's 3-0 World Cup qualifying defeat by Slovakia.

Scotland's next game is against the Auld Enemy - England - on November 11th but don't expect an armistice on this occasion.

With only four points from the opening three games and the prospect of none next time things already look grim.

Strachan signed a two-year deal in the summer after failing to lead the national side to Euro 2016.

The 59-year-old succeeded Craig Levein in January 2013 and has been in charge for 32 games, with a 47% win record.

In 19 competitive matches, Strachan has won eight but a run of only three victories - against Gibraltar, twice, and Malta - in the past nine has put his position under increased scrutiny.

Worse than that, if they fail to qualify for this tournament it will be over 20 years (1998) since they last mad a finals - and that was under Craig Brown who remains Scotland's most successful manager.

England lead Group F on seven points, with Scotland in fourth place, behind Lithuania and Slovenia.

JB

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