Scotland manager Steve Clarke signs contract extension until Euro 2024

The Scotland manager, Steve Clarke, has signed a contract extension that takes him through to the end of the Euro 2024 campaign. His initial contract was due to expire at the end of this World Cup cycle.

“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,” Clarke told the Scottish Football Association website.

“Being involved in Euro 2020 has given us all an added determination to return to a major tournament again as quickly as possible.”

Clarke has had to reshuffle his backroom staff after his assistant Steven Reid and the goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods stepped down because of club and family commitments. The former England and Rangers player Chris Woods replaces Stevie Woods while the Aston Villa set-piece coach Austin MacPhee also joins John Carver in the backroom team.

Quick Guide

Scotland squad for World Cup qualifiers


Goalkeepers: Zander Clark (St. Johnstone), Craig Gordon (Heart of Midlothian), Liam Kelly (Motherwell)

Defenders: Liam Cooper (Leeds United), Declan Gallagher (Aberdeen), Grant Hanley (Norwich City), Jack Hendry (Oostende), Scott McKenna (Nottingham Forest), Stephen O’Donnell (Motherwell), Nathan Patterson (Rangers), Andy Robertson (Liverpool), Greg Taylor (Celtic), Kieran Tierney (Arsenal)

Midfielders: Stuart Armstrong (Southampton), Lewis Ferguson (Aberdeen), Billy Gilmour (Norwich City), John McGinn (Aston Villa), Callum McGregor (Celtic), Kenny McLean (Norwich City), David Turnbull (Celtic)

Forwards: Che Adams (Southampton), Ryan Christie (Celtic), Lyndon Dykes (Queen’s Park Rangers), Ryan Fraser (Newcastle United), James Forrest (Celtic), Kevin Nisbet (Hibernian)

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“Austin has major tournament experience with Northern Ireland and is now a respected set-piece coach in England’s Premier League,” Clarke said. “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.”