No McCulloch U-turn

Gers ace not interested in Scotland comeback

McCulloch: No U-turn

McCulloch: No U-turn

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Lee McCulloch has ruled out returning to international football even if George Burley loses his job.

The versatile Rangers man decided to quit Scotland for family reasons and also so he could concentrate on his form and fitness.

McCulloch's last game for Scotland was the 2-1 defeat to Italy in November 2007, before pulling out of Burley's first squad though injury.

It had been suggested Burley's possible exit could bring about a re-think from McCulloch, however, he insists his mind is made up.

"I'm finished really," McCulloch said. "I made my decision for my own reasons.


"If the manager did change, I wouldn't really want to do anything about that. I made my decision and I stick by it."

McCulloch even questions whether Burley should depart, despite his dismal record in charge of the proud nation.

Gers manager Walter Smith is one of the names in the frame to replace Burley and McCulloch hopes they can retain his services.

McCulloch, 31, continued: "I don't know if the manager should be changed.

"He's (Smith) probably the best manager that Rangers have ever had.

"Day-to-day he's brilliant, brilliant to work with. Playing under him for your country was fantastic.

"I've never heard that rumour. I don't know what to say. If Rangers lost Walter, it would be a big, big blow."