No rush on Strachan

Scottish Football Association chief Stewart Regan says Hampden chiefs will not rush into making a decision over Gordon Strachan’s future.

The Scotland boss is out of contract next month but is facing mounting pressure from fans to call time on his five-year reign after the nation’s latest tournament failure.

Sunday’s draw with Slovenia killed off hopes of making it to next year’s World Cup in Russia.

But with no competitive action in the diary until the new UEFA Nations League kicks off next September, Regan believes SFA bosses can take their time before deciding their next move.

A board meeting is understood to be planned for later this week but Regan insists there will be no ‘knee-jerk reaction’.

He told the Scottish Sun: “Everyone is disappointed with how the campaign ended.

“But we now need time to reflect on the campaign and discuss it as a board. We’re not going to make any knee-jerk decisions.

“I’ve already had a chat with the manager and we’ve discussed it and I’ve said to him we’ll be discussing things as a board.

“I don’t think it would be fair to him or fair on us to make any snap judgement. We’ll just reflect on it and when we’re ready we’ll make a call on what happens next.

“When that happens, it’s hard to say. I don’t want there to be a stopwatch ticking on any decision. We don’t want that as an organisation and we don’t want to put pressure on Gordon.”

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