Nottingham Forest coach Steven Reid and Celtic goalkeeper coach Stevie Woods have walked away from their respective roles with the Scotland National team.

The Nottingham Forest and Celtic duo have formed part of head coach Steve Clarke’s backroom staff and were present with the team at Euro 2020. But a combination of commitments elsewhere means they are forced to depart. Departing Northern Ireland coach Austin MacPhee and former England goalkeeper Chris Woods replace them.

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The Nottingham Forest and Celtic men have walked away (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

A statement reads: “Steve has also confirmed that both Steven Reid of Nottingham Forest and Stevie Woods of Celtic have stepped down from their roles, as assistant coach and goalkeeping coach respectively, due to club and family commitments.”

Clarke himself has signed a new contract until 2024 after guiding Scotland to this summer’s major tournament. Scottish Football Association chief executive Ian Maxwell added: “Steve has brought success and stability to the Scotland Men’s National Team and after the experience of UEFA EURO 2020.

 

“It made sense on all sides to build on that in the coming campaigns. We are unbeaten in the World Cup 2022 qualifying group after our first three matches and the players will have benefited from playing in a major tournament.”

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