Steve Clarke has extended his contract as Scotland head coach, with the Chelsea legend pledging to lead the nation until Euro 2024 at least.

Clarke – who has coached at clubs like Chelsea and Liverpool – guided Scotland to its first major tournament since 1998 with a group stage finish at Euro 2020 this summer. He will now be tasked with getting Scotland to the next two major finals, the World Cup in Qatar next year and the Euros in three years time. Clarke was first appointed in 2019.

Scotland Portraits - UEFA Euro 2020

Clarke has penned a new deal. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Scotland face Denmark, Moldova and Austria in World Cup qualifying next month. Clarke said: “Firstly, I am proud to extend my stay as Scotland head coach and I look forward to working with my staff and players as we look to continue improving as a team.

“Being involved in EURO 2020 has given us all an added determination to return to a major tournament again as quickly as possible. I said in the dressing room after the Croatia game that we all had to learn lessons from playing at the EUROS and to come back stronger.

“I am committed to helping us return to a major tournament as quickly as possible and improving on what we have achieved until now. The players and my staff share that determination and the hard work resumes next month.”

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