SFA - Rebels on wrong track
Disgruntled players will not undermine the position of George Burley, says Scottish football chief George Peat.
Last Updated: 14/10/08 12:53pm
Disgruntled players will not be allowed to undermine the position of national team boss George Burley, says Scottish football chief George Peat.
Kris Boyd followed Rangers team-mate Lee McCulloch in quitting the Scotland team after Burley left him on the bench for last Saturday's goalless draw with Norway.
But despite rumours of further unrest in the Scotland camp, SFA president Peat insisted that the men at the top would not be swayed.
"As far as I am concerned, players will not pick and choose who the coach of the national team will be," said Peat.
"If that was the intention of what happened over the weekend, then I am sure it will not work.
"I can assure everyone that it will have no influence on the decision-making of anyone at the SFA," Peat told the Evening Times.
Burley's position has come under scrutiny following a testing start to his reign as Scotland boss but he has no intention of walking away.
"They (the SFA) have chosen me to do the job and I'll stick by it and fight tooth and nail to try to get there. It's important that everyone is together," said Burley.
"I was given the top job at the SFA, which I earned, and now I work with the squad. People will form their opinion but I've earned the right.
"I'm very confident in my own ability to give the best for Scotland."