SCOTT BROWN has insisted Gordon Strachan must stay as Scotland manager – even if the nation loses to Slovenia in the crucial World Cup encounter at Hampden tomorrow night.

The Celtic skipper has vowed to play his part in his former Hoops boss’ bid to guide the Scots to the Finals in Russia next year.
Strachan’s four-year reign as international gaffer is on the line at the national stadium after a sequence of poor results.
However, Brown reckons that win, lose or draw against the Slovenians, it’s nonsense to think about sacking the boss.
The Hoops midfielder said: “The Wee Man has been unbelievable since he’s been with us.

“You learn off the best and he is the best in the business.

“Even though he is getting on, he is still learning and he is still improving.

“He looks at different styles, different formations and different ways to play. He’s not stuck in the blocks, he’s a manager who is looking to go places and he wants to get us to the Euros and to the World Cup.

“His training is what I will try to do when I’m a manager.

“Everyone just wants change here and there, but who else can you put in that’s going to come to the Scotland job and stay? And gets 27 players coming along to squads?

“You have 27 lads turning up for training because they know his training is brilliant, they like his manner about the place, the way he is, his witty banter. It’s a good place to be.

“I’ve been in squads before where you get 10 pull-outs before a game. You don’t see that happening now, except for injury.

“Everyone has got respect for him. As soon as you go on that training ground, you work hard and you listen.

“You can have a little bit of banter with him off the park, but as soon as you cross that line it is serious, it is make or break.

“He puts his faith in us and we are the ones who need to go and do the business for him.

“I know we want to do it for the fans, but we want to try to keep Gordon here as long as possible, for what he has done for me and what he has done for a lot of the lads, as well.”

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