Scottish football officials have begun their search for a new national coach following the sacking of George Burley.

The former Ipswich manager was given his marching orders after Scotland’s 3 – 0 loss to Wales at the weekend.

Among the early favourites for the post is the Kilmarnock boss Jim Jeffries along with Dundee United’s Craig Levein and Walter Smith of Rangers.

Jefferies says he is flattered to be linked with the post but hasn’t made it clear if he wants the job.

Jeffries said:

jeffries favourite for scotland job The day I’ll comment on anything like that is the day I get asked, and then I’ll be able to say yes or no.

George would try 100%, he’s a very passionate man. Unfortunately for him, it didn’t work out and he’s had to face the consequences.

The one thing I’ve always said with Scotland is, ‘It’s not how you play.

People travel and spend a lot of money to see the team get a result. Because they don’t play every week, it doesn’t matter how they play.

It’s about qualifying and getting the points and not losing, because they’ve not got the same quality as a lot of the nations.

If you open up a bit thinking you’re going to entertain at that level, if you’ve not got the quality, itcan be a problem.

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