Neil Lennon says Scotland boss should be Scottish
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By Richard Cooke
Last Updated: 19/04/19 3:13pm
Celtic boss Neil Lennon believes the next Scotland manager should be Scottish as he ruled himself out the running.
The Scottish Football Association is on the hunt for a new national team boss after Alex McLeish departed on Thursday.
Asked if international management was something that would interest him, the Northern Irishman said: "No. I like the day-to-day stuff.
"The Scotland job should be - whether you think this is antiquated or not - (for) a Scotland man and there is plenty of good candidates in line for the job.
"The decision to remove Alex was premature and seemed to be based on one result (3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan) which is scandalous from my point of view.
"There are a lot of good candidates out there and it is a prime job still."
Lennon, who is currently in charge of Celtic on an interim basis until the end of the season, was an outsider for the Scotland job.
Scotland U21's boss Scott Gemmill has emerged as an early favourite along with Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke.
Clarke said on Friday he has ambitions to manage Scotland "at some stage" while Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes claims the vacancy should be an ambition for most managers but he is not being drawn on whether it is a role he fancies.