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Former Ireland International Steven Reid Part Of Scotland Backroom Team

Former Ireland international, Steven Reid, has been named as part of Steve Clarke’s backroom team in the new-look Scotland set-up.

Clarke was appointed as Scotland boss following an impressive season in the SPFL that saw them finish third behind old firm rivals, Celtic and Rangers.

The 55-year-old named his first squad today ahead of the upcoming Euro 2020 qualifiers with Cyprus and Belgium and the former Chelsea coach also used the press conference to relay the news that Reid would be part of his backroom team as a coach alongside Clarke’s assistant, Alex Dyer, and goalkeeping coach, Stevie Woods.

Reid took up his first coaching role with Reading in 2015 just a month after announcing his retirement before going on to become first-team coach at Crystal Palace.

“I’m going to bring Steven Reid in,” Clarke said, as reported by Edinburgh News.

“Steven is a coach I know and I think it’s important for me that I go into the first camp comfortable with the staff who are with me — staff who understand how I work. Steven is a little bit younger so he will have a better handle on the mentality of the younger players in the dressing room.

“He is also an experienced international player who has been involved in World Cup campaigns and actually played in a World Cup for the Republic. I think he is a good addition. He was helping out at West Brom towards the end of the season but he is now looking for a job and I’ve been able to give him one.”

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