Steve Clarke Reveals Who May Make Up His New Scotland Backroom Staff

Steve Clarke Reveals Who May Make Up His New Scotland Backroom Staff

Steve Clarke has revealed who may make up his new Scotland backroom staff.

The new Tartan Army manager spoke to the media this afternoon after being appointed yesterday.

And he got right down to outlining his vision for the national team, insisting qualification for Euro 2020 is still possible despite a poor start to the campaign.

Clarke also spoke about who will join him in the dugout – always an interesting point as fans look to get on board with the new manager.

There was no definite update from Clarke, but he did reveal who is likely to assist and what else he wants from his coaching team.

Speaking at a Hampden press conference earlier, Clarke said: “The backroom team will be my decision.

“I think it’s very important that I have people working closely to me who understand what makes me tick, who understand how I want to put on my training sessions, who understand how I want to get my message across to the players.

“At the moment in time I’m trying and speaking to Kilmarnock and Alex Dyer to try and get Alex to come because he was a vital part of the recent success we had at Kilmarnock.

“Alex would come on a part-time basis and obviously stay and help Kilmarnock, which is important to everybody – myself, Alex and Kilmarnock. So I’m working on that one.

“And I’ve got two or three other names in mind that I’m speaking to and hopefully I can persuade one of those to come with me.

“If there was a possibility to bring someone else then I would look at that as well.”

So it’s likely Dyer, who assisted Clarke at Killie, will do the same with Scotland.

But who will be the other coaches to come in and help Scotland? The name of Darren Fletcher was put to Clarke before he answered with the above, but he said nothing to confirm or deny that.

Instead, it’s more likely that a coach who has worked with Clarke before will come into the national team set up.

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