'If Clarke walked away, it wouldn't surprise me'

Former Scotland striker Billy Dodds "wouldn't be surprised" if Steve Clarke quit as head coach after the national team's underwhelming Euro 2024 showing.

Clarke's side were unable to become the first Scotland side to progress from a major tournament group stage, bowing out with one point after drawing with Switzerland either side of defeats by Germany and Hungary.

The 60-year-old, who is under contract until 2026, has since come in for criticism and his tactics heavily scrutinised after Scotland mustered just 17 shots across the three games.

"I wouldn’t be surprised – knowing how strong minded he was at Chelsea – if he walked. That’s the type he is," Dodds, a former Stamford Bridge team-mate of Clarke, told BBC Scotland Sportsound.

He added: "If he gets stick and all that, he’s the type to go, ‘I don’t need this any more.’

"If we walked, I’m not saying he will, it wouldn’t surprise me.

"Do I think he’s the man to take Scotland forward? I think he deserves another shot to get us there.

"I think he’ll have learned from Euro 2024. And I think he should learn to have a wee bit more of a go when he gets to tournaments. I wish we'd had a bit more of a go."

Ex-striker Kenny Miller is convinced Clarke, who has guided Scotland to consecutive European Championships, will still be at the helm for the 2026 World Cup qualifying campaign, but says he has to make the team more attack minded on the biggest stage.

"He's going to the manager for the World Cup campaign, there's no getting away from that," said Miller.

"When we get to this stage, we need more. There needs to be a better solution to how we can become that attacking threat.

"Sometimes you need to evolve a bit and find a different string to your bow. We need more, all around."