Scotland head coach Steve Clarke has signed a contract extension until the end of Euro 2024. His contract was set to expire at the World Cup next year. Clarke took Scotland to their first major tournament at Euro 2020 since the World Cup in 1998. Scotland earned a point against tournament finalists England but could not make it past the group stage after losses against the Czech Republic and Croatia.
“Firstly, I am proud to extend my stay as Scotland head coach and I look forward to working with my staff and players as we look to continue improving as a team.” Scotland head coach Steve Clarke said. “Being involved in Euro 2020 has given us all an added determination to return to a major tournament again as quickly as possible. I said in the dressing room after the Croatia game that we all had to learn lessons from playing at the Euros and to come back stronger. I am committed to helping us return to a major tournament as quickly as possible and improving on what we have achieved until now. The players and my staff share that determination and the hard work resumes next month.”
Steve Clarke has shuffled his team after assistant coach Steven Reid, as well as the goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods, stepped down due to family commitments. Chris Woods has replaced the latter while Austin MacPhee has been instilled as the set-piece coach.
“Austin has major tournament experience with Northern Ireland and is now a respected set-piece coach in England’s Premier League,” he added. “He is a specialist coach and his approach to coaching on the field and use of data off it will be an asset to the existing backroom staff.”
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