Former Newcastle coach John Carver has been added to Steve Clarke’s Scotland coaching team.

Alex Dyer has left the national team structure as he gives his full-time role at Kilmarnock priority. It meant that Clarke had a coaching vacancy in his backroom.

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Carver has joined the Scotland coaching structure. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)

He’s moved to bring in the former Newcastle assistant and coach, who’s been without a role in football for 28 months. Carver was the Magpies caretaker boss on numerous occasions and served as assistant to both Sir Bobby Robson and Alan Pardew during his time with the club.

His longest run as Newcastle boss came in the 2014/15 season, and although he was in charge during a run of eight consecutive defeat, he guided them to safety on the final day of the season.


Carver has managed Toronto FC and Omonia Nicosia, as well as holding coaching roles with Leeds, Luton, Plymouth and Sheffield United.

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Carver during his spell with Newcastle.. (Photo by Serena Taylor/Newcastle United via Getty Images)

Scotland return to action this Friday after an almost 10-month wait for a game as they face Israel at an empty Hampden Park. They will then travel to Czech Republic next Monday as the new Nations League campaign gets underway.

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