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    Clarke confirmed as Scotland manager

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/48303984

    Steve Clarke says he wants to emulate the success of the Scotland women's team after being named the country's new head coach.

    The 55-year-old replaces Alex McLeish on a three-year deal after leaving Kilmarnock a day on from guiding them to third in the Scottish Premiership.

    Scotland sit fifth in their Euro 2020 qualifying group after two games while Shelley Kerr's side are set for next month's Women's World Cup.

    "It is an honour," he said.

    "I firmly believe we have a talented group of players who can achieve success on the international stage. I look forward to working with them and helping them to fulfil those ambitions.

    "I appreciate the Scotland supporters have waited a long time for the national team to qualify for a major tournament. Now we have a Women's World Cup to look forward to in France this summer and it's my motivation to emulate the success of Shelley Kerr and her squad by leading us to EURO 2020.

    "I believe we can qualify and look forward to that journey with the players and the fans, starting against Cyprus and Belgium next month."

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    Who's the co-manager?

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    Jack Ross for Killie if Sunderland don’t get promoted as he’ll be sacked.

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    Dammit

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    Who's the co-manager?
    JJ hasn't let the rest of us know yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    JJ hasn't let the rest of us know yet.

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    Good luck to him in what is an impossible task given the sicknote nature of the game up here. We will certainly find out if he is the real deal if he can perform the necessary miracles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aldo1983 View Post
    Who's the co-manager?
    Sheep1903, possibly.

    He told me on Friday that following his redundancy at the arse end of 2018, he's now the assistant gaffer at a Co-op in a NE town (not in Aberdeenshire).

    That's a co-manager in the same way as this is the trigonometrical co-sine, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57vintage View Post

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    Bloody extortionate for cat food those whoors

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    Quote Originally Posted by 57vintage View Post
    Sheep1903, possibly.

    He told me on Friday that following his redundancy at the arse end of 2018, he's now the assistant gaffer at a Co-op in a NE town (not in Aberdeenshire).

    That's a co-manager in the same way as this is the trigonometrical co-sine, right?

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    That would be co-assistant-manager shirely?

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    Quote Originally Posted by irnbru1903 View Post
    Good luck to him in what is an impossible task given the sicknote nature of the game up here. We will certainly find out if he is the real deal if he can perform the necessary miracles.
    Yeah good luck to him. Good manager in his prime unlike the last few we've had for Scotland boss.

    We've got some decent players and some reasonable youngsters coming through - I hope he doesn't go down the route of some previous managers identifying English players who's great granny was born in Scotland who are playing the odd game in the English Championship etc. We need to find a decent striker in the absence of Griffiths. That McBurnie lad isn't good enough, although I see there's talk someone might be spending £12m on him (ridiculous!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Don_Corleone View Post
    Yeah good luck to him. Good manager in his prime unlike the last few we've had for Scotland boss.

    We've got some decent players and some reasonable youngsters coming through - I hope he doesn't go down the route of some previous managers identifying English players who's great granny was born in Scotland who are playing the odd game in the English Championship etc. We need to find a decent striker in the absence of Griffiths. That McBurnie lad isn't good enough, although I see there's talk someone might be spending £12m on him (ridiculous!)
    Yeah I’m hoping he continues to pick the likes of McKenna,Soutar etc and tries to get the best out of them instead of looking for English players with Scottish relatives.

    Plus I hope the likes of Snodgrass and Ritchie are told to go fvck themselves when they announce they are available for selection again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mondo_notion View Post
    JJ hasn't let the rest of us know yet.
    Nah, my bet on Fletcher/Maloney was deemed f ucked a while back.......best wishes to the loon though, hope he does well, only a cheeky wee score donated to the bookies.

    SF

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jackjarvis View Post
    Nah, my bet on Fletcher/Maloney was deemed f ucked a while back.......best wishes to the loon though, hope he does well, only a cheeky wee score donated to the bookies.

    SF
    Good job you kept that insider knowledge to yourself ya wee tease. I would have stuck a dead monkey on that.

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    Terrific appointment. No brainer. Even the SFA couldn't fcuk this one up, based on the limited size of Killie, and the reasonably low wage he was on there.

    However, had this vacancy come up in Aug 2017, (ie pre Killie) would anyone had put up their hands asking for Clarke to get the job, despite the success he'd enjoyed as number 2 at Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool, and head coach in his own right at WBA and Reading? I'm talking the Wegia, the SFA, and us fans here? Very very few, I'll wager.

    If he'd been unemployed when Craig Brown vacated the hotseat at Pittodrie in March 2013, would any AFC fans have been putting his name forward? Be honest guys. I certainly wouldn't have.

    Kind of shows you the multitude of mangers/coaches/assistant managers out there who could all do a decent job both internationally or domestically, given decent foresight by chairmen.

    If you get my drift........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Feck_the_Huns View Post
    Terrific appointment. No brainer. Even the SFA couldn't fcuk this one up, based on the limited size of Killie, and the reasonably low wage he was on there.

    However, had this vacancy come up in Aug 2017, (ie pre Killie) would anyone had put up their hands asking for Clarke to get the job, despite the success he'd enjoyed as number 2 at Chelsea, West Ham and Liverpool, and head coach in his own right at WBA and Reading? I'm talking the Wegia, the SFA, and us fans here? Very very few, I'll wager.

    If he'd been unemployed when Craig Brown vacated the hotseat at Pittodrie in March 2013, would any AFC fans have been putting his name forward? Be honest guys. I certainly wouldn't have.

    Kind of shows you the multitude of mangers/coaches/assistant managers out there who could all do a decent job both internationally or domestically, given decent foresight by chairmen.

    If you get my drift........
    I might be wrong, however, his salary was certainly not low. I believe a large proportion was funded by a local businessman. Might be ****e.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thebeachend View Post
    I might be wrong, however, his salary was certainly not low. I believe a large proportion was funded by a local businessman. Might be ****e.
    That's what I heard. On a really big wage paid by one of the directors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Feck_the_Huns View Post
    If he'd been unemployed when Craig Brown vacated the hotseat at Pittodrie in March 2013, would any AFC fans have been putting his name forward? Be honest guys. I certainly wouldn't have.
    He was, and I did. I think he also interviewed for the hibs job around then and obviously never got it

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    So... one alkie replaced by another... (allegedly).

    PS - F**k the SFA - corrupt Masonic b@stards.

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    I read Keith Gillespies book yesterday and he said Clarke is the dourest human being he has ever met (he was number 2 to Gullit at Newcastle)

    I've been to Northern Ireland and its in their nature to be dour as f@ck there. So for him to say that says a lot about Clarke

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