Strachan’s tenure as Scotland boss now seems extremely uncertain after a second qualifying campaign on his watch ended in disappointment, with last night’s 2-2 draw with Slovenia not enough to secure a playoff spot.
Unbeaten in their last six group matches, it looked like Scotland might actually pull off a remarkable great escape when they defeated Slovakia 1-0 last Thursday night, but the trip to Ljubljana proved one hurdle too far.
Afterwards, Strachan fronted up and faced the media, but not everybody was happy with his explanation:
⚽️ Slovenia 2-2 Scotland
Gordon Strachan: "Genetically, we're behind,"
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) October 9, 2017
Is genetics really to blame, Gordon? Well, this lot simply aren’t having it:
Strachan just put our failures down to the historical genetic make up of Scottish people. Size, strength and physique etc. Heard it all now.
— Craig (@CBirch27) October 8, 2017
Strachan is blaming poor qualifying campaign on the genetic makeup of Scotland??? WTF
— Denny Christison (@BigDen14) October 8, 2017
The 'genetic' problem for Scotland, is Gordon Strachan's unbridled adulation of the English Championship…. #SCOSVN
— Colin Little (@ColinLittle86) October 8, 2017
Strachan is a genetic disadvantage
— Derek (@dcuthbertson14) October 8, 2017
Strachan's genetic argument falls down the moment he picks Barry Bannan. Plus, Matt Phillips is tall.. and was shite over two games.
— Ewan Murray (@mrewanmurray) October 8, 2017
Just saying, if Pedro Caixinha came out with Strachan’s genetics pish, he’d have been slaughtered.
— Evan (@EvanMcFarlane) October 8, 2017
Strachan moaning about genetics. Clown! The SFA should be over in Iceland looking at their concept. Much more to it than having big players.
— IcelandicfootballUK (@marcboal) October 9, 2017
Strachan is blaming genetics for Scotland not qualifying. Utterly bizarre.
— Liam O'Hare (@Liam_O_Hare) October 8, 2017
How can Gordon Strachan blame the genetics of the Scotland team ???? have u seen Spain’s team, you lot are shit ???
— Spontaneous Riz ? (@RizzyLDN) October 9, 2017
Gordon Strachan, a ginger midget, blames genetics for Scotlands poor performance. Im done. Sack the prick
— David Nicolson (@DavidNic90) October 9, 2017
A manager with a scrap of decency would have apologised for failing & resigned. Strachan instead blames genetics; ironic short man syndrome.
— Albannach (@SaorAlbannach) October 9, 2017
Gordon Strachan regularly picks Ikechi Anya but not Matt Ritchie and then blames Scotlands failure to qualify on 'genetics'. LOLS
— Marc Duffy (@MarcSDuffy) October 9, 2017
Quite amazed that strachan blamed genetics for the reason scotland didnt make the world cup ?
— Lewis Owen (@lewisJowen) October 9, 2017
Strachan was a top class player in his day. He’s 5ft 6in. To say genetics is the problem is absolute horse shit
— Carbon Copee (@carboncopee) October 9, 2017
What do you think of his explanation? Is there anything in it? And has Gordon Strachan taken his last-ever Scotland match?