Scotland chance for Stark

Scottish Football Association chief executive Stewart Regan is not ruling Billy Stark out of the running as new national coach.

Last Updated: 14/11/12 at 12:33 Post Comment

Billy Stark: In charge of Scotland in Luxembourg

Billy Stark: In charge of Scotland in Luxembourg

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

The Scotland U21 boss has taken temporary charge of the senior squad for the friendly in Luxembourg on Wednesday following the recent dismissal of Craig Levein.

And Regan believes the match at the Stade Josy Barthel will give Stark the ideal opportunity to prove his credentials for getting the role on a permanent basis.

"Billy has got a great opportunity to show what he can do," Regan said. "He's a great guy. He has been very committed to the under-21s.

"He has agreed to take this position on an interim basis, until the board have decided on the next step.

"Depending on how Billy performs and his own views, then clearly we would keep the door open for any potential candidate at this stage."

Stark played down his interest in the vacant post and insists his only aim at the moment is to get the best out of the squad at his disposal in Luxembourg City.

"The way I view it is I'm honoured and privileged to be asked to take the team," Stark said. "The main aim in a general sense is for the players to produce a good performance and a result, and I'm looking no further than that."

Wrangle

Meanwhile, the SFA have confirmed they are involved in a legal wrangle with Levein's representatives over his removal as Scotland manager.

Levein last week announced he was seeking legal advice after being "relieved of his duties" by the SFA, who said they would continue to honour his contract, which has 20 months to run.

Regan said: "Craig is entitled to his opinion. We made it very clear that Craig's contract had not been terminated, that his terms and conditions would be honoured up to the end of the contract in June 2014.

"It's a legally binding contract and that was our position that we set out very clearly last Monday night.

"Craig has taken legal advice which he is entitled to do and the matter is now being dealt with between Craig's lawyers and the Scottish FA's lawyers."

In a statement issued last Wednesday night, Levein said: "I note the position as stated by the Scottish Football Association but do not concur and I am currently taking legal advice as to my options."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

T

his is brilliant! All these years of moral ambiguity, grey areas of offence and context..now we have a simple, easy to follow guide to right and wrong. What did you do today? I kicked the face off a panda . Oh well, you didn't rape, kill anyone or abuse a minor, knock yourself champ.

megabrow (cufc)
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

I

wonder if he'd feel the same way if he wasn't a white, non-jewish heterosexual male. Because Mackay has basically insulted everyone else!

Jay_D
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

C

heers Harry. I was wondering if he'd murdered anyone

Ezy_Rider
Redknapp leaps to Mackay defence

Footer 365

Premier League: West Brom boss Alan Irvine feels Southampton are still dangerous

Alan Irvine will take his West Brom side to Southampton fully aware their much-changed side still has plenty of threats.

Hillsborough Justice Campaign sceptical of Lib Dems' pledge to introduce safe standing

The Lib Dems' pledge for safe standing in England has been met with scepticism from the Hillsborough Justice Campaign.

Premier League: Leicester boss Nigel Pearson vows to attack Chelsea on Saturday

Leicester boss Nigel Pearson has no intention of playing defensive football when his side takes on Chelsea on Saturday.

Mail Box

More Fan Mail For Football365...

'Just p*ss off with your righteous indignation will you. W*nkers.' There's a lot of anger going around for what should have been a sleepy Friday afternoon at F365 Towers...

Man United: One Game To Save Season

They have one match to convince decent players that they are worth joining - over to you, Louis. We also have mails on Malky Mackay, Mario Balotelli and Tim...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property