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Strachan Basically Told To Beat England Or Lose His Job

gordon-strachanGordon Strachan will remain as Scotland manager when they play England in their next World Cup qualifier in November, according to The Daily Mirror.

The 59-year-old was reportedly mulling his future as Scotland manager following their poor 3-0 defeat to Slovakia on Tuesday that has left their qualification process hanging in the balance.

But sources at the SFA revealed on Thursday that the manager has been heartened by the levels of support he has received in the last 24 hours – particularly from within his squad.

Officially, Strachan has pledged his long term future to the country but it is likely he will reassess his position after next month’s Battle of Britain showdown with England.

A victory in that match will fire his side back into contention for first place and automatic qualification for Russia 2018.

But defeat – on the back of blowing five points over the last week – will all but kill off Scotland’s chances.

And with a five month break before the next round of group games, Strachan could see that as an ideal moment to step away if he is unable to turn the English over in their own backyard.

Strachan has only managed 15 wins from his 32 matches in charge of Scotland and has only won one of his last five.

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