Scotland head coach Steve Clarke says ‘demanding’ roles at Celtic and Nottingham Forest have forced Stevie Woods and Steven Reid to quit his coaching staff.

The pair formed part of Clarke’s backroom for the Euro 2020 qualification campaign and subsequent group stage run at the major finals this summer. Reid and Woods have walked away to focus on their jobs at club level with Nottingham Forest and Celtic respectively.

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Reid will focus on Nottingham Forest after his time with the Scotland National Team. (Photo by Aitor Alcalde – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

Austin MacPhee and Chris Woods joins John Carver in Clarke’s backroom team for the remaining World Cup 2022 qualifiers. The next three fixtures in this campaign – Scotland facing Denmark, Moldova and Austria in the space of six days – kick-off on September 1st.

Clarke said: “I would like to thank Steven Reid and Stevie Woods for their contributions to the national team, not only during the summer but especially in my early months in the job, when we had some tough times and results, but they were always there to support me.

 

“I appreciate how demanding it is to have a club job and still find time and enthusiasm to travel with the national team in the international breaks. They both have big seasons ahead for their respective clubs and I wish them well for the future.

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