The Scottish FA have announced that Gordon Strachan has left his post as manager of the national team following their World Cup qualification failure.
Strachan, who had been in charge since 2013, was unsuccessful in guiding Scotland to last summer's Euros and next summer's World Cup in Russia, and has left his position 'by mutual consent' along with assistant Mark McGhee.
The killer blow for Strachan came on Sunday after they failed to beat Slovenia, drawing the match 2-2. He said of the decision:
"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.