Strachan: Poland & Gibraltar more important than my future

Gordon Strachan says he hasn’t thought about his future as the Scotland national team coach.

Strachan’s contract is up at the end of the European qualifying campaign and talks between himself and the SFA are yet to get underway though SFA chief executive Stewart Regan has said he would love Strachan to stay.

The 58-year-old has been in the job nearly three years and faces his biggest month yet as the Scots face Poland and Gibraltar in October.

Strachan is under no illusions that three points is a must against the Poles and says the next couple of games take precedence over talks about his future.

“I never really think about my future wherever I am in football I just continue and see where I end up it’s good fun,” he said.

“We’ll speak about that once the campaign is out the way. The two games are far more important.

“I love football, I love what I’m doing just now that’s for sure but we’ll talk about it at the end of this campaign hopefully it has few more months to run yet.

“You enjoy it when you’ve made people happy no matter what job you’ve got.

“When you’ve got the national job you go about the cities and make Scots people happy it’s fantastic – money can’t buy that.”

Strachan named his squad for the two remaining qualifiers and says they need a victory against Poland on October 8 to stand any chance of making the play-offs.

“They are a good side they’ve improved immensely since we last played them in a friendly two years ago,” he said.

“They have a world-class player in [Robert] Lewandowski. We know he’s there but we know we scored two goals with him in the team.

“We don’t have a world-class player but we have a great bunch of lads who have to work as a group.

“I don’t work on percentages but I agree we need to win it. If we don’t stranger things have happened.”

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