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Mark Wotte leaves Scottish Football Association role

The Scottish Football Association has announced that Mark Wotte has decided to leave his role as performance director.

Wotte joined the SFA in June 2011 to oversee the body's performance strategy across all age groups following the Henry McLeish Review of Scottish Football.

And the former Southampton boss is happy with the progress he had made during his three-year spell at Hampden Park with Scotland boss Gordon Strachan and coach of the women’s national team, Anna Signeul both doing well in their roles.

Wotte said: “I am proud to have been the Scottish FA’s first performance director leading this nationwide project and I leave safe in the knowledge that this great football nation is on the rise again.

“With the performance schools now into their third year, the successes in qualification for finals by our national youth teams, and of course the great work by Gordon Strachan and Anna Signeul in the men’s and women’s A squads, I am confident that Scottish football is on the path to success again.

“I have absolutely loved my time in Scotland and have been grateful for the excellent support of my coaching team, performance department staff and, of course, the member clubs.

"However, my job was to implement the strategy to move Scottish football forward: clearly the structure is now fully in place and Scottish football will continue to see the benefits in coming years.

“I feel I have completed the tasks I was set and I am delighted with the swift progress but I am really looking forward to a new challenge."


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