Gordon Strachan – Dead man(ager) walking

Published: October 19, 2016
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High pressure and extreme requirement for success comes with the territory and this guy, like any other sports manager, is fully aware of the nature of the job. PHOTO: REUTERS

And it all started so well! Well that’s the life of a football manager. Last Tuesday’s result in Trnava means the Scots despite thumping Malta 5-1 in their first FIFA world cup qualifier have taken just four points from their first three matches and within this short span, boss Gordon Strachan is under increasing pressure to retain his position as chief of Scotland football team.

There is a prevalent understanding that the 59-year-old will be forced out of the job if his players do not return from the November 11 encounter against England with a victory. But Strachan is not one to shy away from a fight and he still appears pretty bullish about his team’s chances even after the harrowing 3-0 loss in Slovakia.

Gordon Strachan is under increasing pressure to retain his position as chief of Scotland football team.
Photo: PA

“At the moment I just think I am the best man to go down there with the group and get a result,” Strachan insisted.

He further defied his detractors putting up a fearless façade.

“Do I fear the sack? No, I don’t fear the sack because I’m 59, I’m all right, I’ve got loads to do in my life. I have absolutely no fear of the sack because life is good for me. I live in a good world. The only thing I want to do is make people happy.”

But that right there is your biggest failure Gordon. People aren’t happy. The Tartan Army is openly castigating their manager on the social media.