The identity of the new Scotland manager remains a mystery but that age-old argument about Scott Brown continuing his international career continues to rage.

Hotline callers are up in arms over the Celtic skipper’s intentional to tell whoever takes charge that he’ll assess his own availability on a month-to-month basis.

Hugh Jamieson, Shotts, said: “Here we go again with Brown and the Scotland saga and I’m bored with it. It’s a disrespect from him to once again try to dictate when he makes himself available for the national side. He should be thanked for his services and told his time is up.

“Maybe I’m missing something but did he help lead us to any major finals during the the past decade or so that he’s been playing for his country? No, I thought not.”

Neil Kinnell, Keltybridge, said: “The SFA need look no further than Brown for the manager’s position. He could easily become player-manager because he practically picks the team at the moment with his, ‘I’ll play when I feel like it’ attitude.

“He could sort out the player’s diet as he has experience of some great Scottish ‘Al Fresco’ dining, there would be no fear of another Boozegate and there would be absolutely no problem with discipline or bias towards other teams players.

“To me it’s a no brainer, so come on, let’s give Scotty the job and let him play well into his 50s just like Stanley Mathews.”

Alfie Mullin, London,

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