Following Scotland’s failure to qualify for next year’s World Cup in Russia, the Scottish FA were forced to hold crunch talks which ultimately resulted in the ditching of Gordon Strachan. Despite narrowly missing out on a play-off place, the 60-year-old opted to step aside in the hope that another manager will have what it takes to turn a faltering national side into a team of world beaters.
The final two rounds of World Cup qualifiers will take place across Europe over the next few days, and so far only Belgium have booked their place in next summer’s tournament.
As the Premier League kicks off this weekend, the spotlight will be on the big-money signings and which clubs might challenge for the title, as well as the contenders for relegation and the most likely top scorers.
The Premier League returns and this brand new season promises to be quite a spectacle. With a colossal amount of money spent in the transfer market, both Manchester clubs will be hoping to recapture a trophy that has eluded the city since 2014, but could Chelsea’s unwillingness to relinquish their crown spoil the party up north? Meanwhile, Newcastle will be eyeing a successful campaign on their return to the league, and fans of Huddersfield and Brighton will be excited by the prospect of mixing it with some of the world’s best clubs, but can they survive? Sports.net takes a look at the odds ahead of what could be the best Premier League season to date.
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