Stewart Regan and the SFA Taking A Lot of Heat Over the Michael O’Neill Episode

Stewart Regan and the SFA Taking A Lot of Heat Over the Michael O’Neill Episode

Michael O’Neill has officially turned down the Scotland manager’s job today – and the nations followers are pointing the finger at Stewart Regan and the SFA.

Scotland have been without a manager since sacking Gordon Starchan back in October, following the failure to reach the playoffs for this summer’s World Cup in Russia, and O’Neill was quickly installed as the standout candidate and front-runner for the job.

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His work as Northern Ireland boss over the past two years, the fact he lives in Edinburgh and has worked within Scottish football previously made O’Neill an attractive candidate, but the 48-year-old has turned down the opportunity and now looks set to sign a new deal with the IFA.

It’s important to remember that every team – no matter who they are – can see their preferred candidate turn them down, but turn them down after three months of searching?

It’s that fact which seems to have sparked a lot of anger aimed at Stewart Regan and the rest of the SFA’s selection panel:

What do you think of the whole sorry episode? And who should the SFA turn to next?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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