Gordon Strachan Remains Firm Favourite For Scotland Hot Seat

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 29 November 2012, 10:10

It has now been over three weeks since the Scottish Football Association sent Craig Levein packing following a poor start to their World Cup qualification campaign. The Next Scotland Manager Odds reveal that Gordon Strachan remains the hot favourite to take the job, with Paddy Power handing the former Celtic manager odds of 11/10 to succeed Levein. The popular boss has been backed by a number of high profile figures and has said himself that he would be honoured to step up to the plate and manage his country.

Scotland caretaker manager Billy Stark also remains a key contender in the betting, with the 55-year-old recently leading The Tartan Army to victory in Luxembourg, which was their first win in five matches. Stark is likely to be in charge for Scotland's next friendly away to Estonia in February, with the SFA expected to make an appointment before the World Cup qualification resumes in March.

Elsewhere the out-of-work Owen Coyle is in the frame, while it now appears unlikely that Joe Jordan will take the job as he is set to join Harry Redknapp at QPR. According to reports the former Scotland international will become the first-team coach of the struggling Premier League side, who are currently bottom of the table with just five points from 14 games.


 

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