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We haven't talked about sacking Gordon Strachan, insists Scotland chief

By Staff Reporter

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan insists Hampden bosses did not discuss axing Gordon Strachan after their defeat to Slovakia.

Scotland's hopes of reaching the World Cup are hanging by a thread after taking four points from three qualifiers.

Strachan must hope his team can somehow win at Wembley against England next month or they will be all but out of the running for Russia 2018.

That remains a tall order but SFA chief Regan says dismissing the former Celtic manager is not an option the governing body have looked at yet.

During an interview, he was asked if there had been a discussion on whether Strachan should be allowed to continue as Scotland manager.

He replied: "Not at all. Gordon's under contract. It's all about the next game.

"There are still 21 points to play for. We're only three games into the campaign. If we win at Wembley, we're right back in the mix and I think it's a little bit disrespectful to be talking about a manager's contract so early in a campaign."

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