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Strachan to discuss Scotland future with SFA

Scotland manager Gordon Strachan

Scotland picked up just one point from the double-header with Lithuania and Slovakia

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 have four points from the opening three games of the campaign.

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.

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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.

Scotland’s next outing is against England at Wembley on 11 November.

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

Assistant manager Mark McGhee told BBC Scotland that he had not spoken to Strachan since returning from Slovakia but remains upbeat on the prospect of reaching a first major tournament since 1998.

“I still think we have a great chance of qualification,” said the Motherwell boss.

“Obviously results have to improve but I think there is the potential for that to happen.”

Article source: http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/37644335