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SBD Global/November 6, 2012/People and Pop Culture
Scotland Football Manager Levein Ousted After 'Poor' World Cup Start, U21 Coach Will Fill In
Published November 6, 2012
NOT EVERYONE AGREES: The Scotland DAILY RECORD reported that Scottish national football team player CHARLIE ADAM "fired off the first, quick defence of his former manager," blaming the press for his departure. Adam wrote on Twitter: "On my way back to hear Craig Levein has gone. Unbelievable. Can't believe the Scottish papers got what they wanted" (DAILY RECORD, 11/5). In London, Murray wrote that the SFA "ultimately arrived at the right decision" regarding Levein, "even if the backdrop to that cannot be described as anything other than farcical." Faith in those in charge of Scotland's national game "is at a low ebb, and understandably so." It has been 20 days since Scotland "timidly lost in Brussels, with every informed voice in the immediate aftermath of that game pointing to the imminent end of road for Levein." Yet, the SFA board "delayed and dallied to the extent that a split was clear, and it was impossible not to feel sorry for Levein, a decent and conscientious employee who did not merit such shocking indecision" (GUARDIAN, 11/5).