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Former Scotland star Weir urges SFA to appoint a Scotsman

David Weir is of the belief that a Scottish manager must be appointed as the next boss of the Scotland national team.

The Scottish Football Association are yet to find a replacement for Craig Levein, who was sacked in November, with the likes of Joe Jordan, Gordon Strachan and Kenny Dalglish all linked with the vacancy.

Former Scotland defender Weir feels the SFA has to appoint a Scotsman especially after the failed experiment with German tactician Berti Vogts between 2002 and 2004.

"A Scottish appointment is the best way to go. It doesn't always work out but ideally you would have a Scotsman managing the national side," Weir said.

"I played under Berti and then the likes of Walter Smith and Alex McLeish - and it was different.

"It is harder for someone from a different culture to come in and understand the nuances of the Scotland national side.

"We are probably a bit different from other countries because of the way we are and things that go with the job.

"Somebody who appreciates that would make the transition a bit easier.

"We produce a lot of good Scottish managers so I think it's a fair point to believe we should have one in charge of the national side.

"People think of Scottish managers as being the best in the business. We produce a lot of good coaches and the SFA take a lot of credit for that."

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Andrew Slevison
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