Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 29 July 2014

Burley wants a quick answer on Scotland job

Scotland manager George Burley has described the wait he faces to discover if he will keep his job as “ridiculous”.

The Scotland boss also admitted he and the Scottish Football Association have not always been pulling in the same direction throughout the failed World Cup qualifying campaign, which ended with a 1-0 defeat by Holland on Wednesday.

Burley, who has a contract until 2012, will meet his employers sometime in the coming week to discuss his future after Scotland finished third in Group Nine.

In his most outspoken interview on the job, Burley said: “My job is to control the team, unfortunately I can't control the SFA. They're my employers.

“We have to work as a team and sometimes we're not working as one in a lot of areas. That isn't good for us on and off the field.

“But I still have a passion for this job. We are heading in the right direction and I will do everything I can to make this country successful.

“However, if the SFA decide the job isn't there for me I will accept it and move on.

“But it is a little bit ridiculous that it is hanging on at the moment. I'd like to know one way or another.”

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