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Vancouver Whitecaps striker Miller admits disappointment at Levein sacking

Kenny Miller has revealed that he believes the Scotland players should be to blame for costing Craig Levein his job.

The 48-year old was sacked by the Scottish Football Association early last week following a poor start to 2014 World Cup qualifying but Vancouver Whitecaps striker Miller is of the belief that he should have been kept in the role as it was the players who did not perform.

"We are disappointed Craig is away. I know we have ranted and raved about progress when Craig was here, and we know results weren't good enough," said Miller.

"But we genuinely liked Craig and felt he was the right man because of the atmosphere he created in the squad. But ultimately a manager's job is going to fall on results.

"We feel we had everything in place to have a good campaign. The squad was there, the spirit was there, the atmosphere was great with the players and the coaches, there was a good relationship with everyone.

"There are a few of us who felt we let the manager down in the performances in the first four games (of World Cup campaign). It's not the return we hoped for and thought we would get.

"Going into this campaign I was as optimistic as ever. I felt we had a good group and the group was very open. But when we have crossed that white line we have just not performed as players.

"It's very disappointing because we are playing catch-up in the group and ultimately it has cost the gaffer his job. It's disappointing and more so because we have played a big part in it."

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