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4 months ago

Strachan left today after failing to guide Scotland to the World Cup.

Scotland needed to beat Slovenia on Sunday for a shot at the play-offs but could only manage a 2-2 draw.

And Moyes, who left Sunderland in the summer, is the bookmakers’ favourite for the gig.

Alex McLeish has already thrown his hat into the ring and is fourth favourite behind Malky Mackay and Derek McInnes.

Full list of odds from Ladbrokes

11/5 Moyes

9/4 Mackay

7/1 McIness

12/1 McLeish

16/1 Allardyce

20/1 McGhee

12/1 Lambert

25/1 Irvine

20/1 Stubbs

25/1 B Davies

33/1 McCoist

25/1 W Smith

20/1 S Clarke

25/1 H Redknapp

33/1 G Souness

100/1 A Ferguson

Strachan said: “I said on my first day as Scotland manager that it was the proudest moment of my career and that I wanted to put a smile back on the nation’s face again. I share the profound disappointment at missing out on the play-offs, especially having worked so hard to fight our way back into contention. 

“The players should receive immense credit for that resilience in coming back from a difficult start and I would like to thank each and every player who has come in to represent their country.

“Together we have shared some really magical moments and those memories will live with me for ever.

“Of course, what made those moments special was the unwavering support of our fans. Through highs and lows you have stayed with the team and my biggest regret is not being able to provide the finals tournament you deserve. 

“I would like to thank the Board, the backroom staff and everyone at the Scottish FA for the help and support they have given me as national coach. It has been a real privilege.”