Who saw this coming?
The Scottish Football Association tonight confirmed George Burley’s sacking as Scotland manager.
The SFA acted quickly after Scotland fans turned on Burley during Saturday’s 3-0 friendly defeat by Wales.
Chief executive Gordon Smith canvassed his 10 colleagues on the SFA board and they came to a unanimous decision to terminate his contract.
The SFA had given Burley a vote of confidence despite his failure to make the World Cup play-offs.
But subsequent defeats by Japan, and Wales in particular, made Burley’s position untenable. (Independent)
So let me get this right. Failure to qualify for the World Cup was not enough to get George Burley the sack, managing just ten points from eight games in a group during a campaign who’s single high point was a narrow away win in Iceland wasn’t enough to get him the sack but in fact the loss in two pointless meaningless friendlies against Japan and Wales was the turning point? How crazy is that!
Clearly if they were going to sack the former Ipswich boss the moment to do so would’ve been the moment when Holland scored that last minute goal at Hampden Park!
So who will step into the hotseat? Well without doubt every Scottish man who has ever managed a relatively big team will be linked with the job and then no doubt they will opt for a foreign boss. Anyone want to wager on Sven Goran Ericsson getting the post?