West Brom boss Steve Clarke rules out a role with Scotland
Last Updated: October 18, 2012 7:13pm
Steve Clarke: West Brom manager has ruled out taking up a role with Scotland
West Bromwich Albion manager Steve Clarke has ruled out being a candidate to become Scotland coach if Craig Levein leaves his position.
Levein is under pressure following Scotland's disappointing start to the 2014 World Cup qualifiers and there have been calls for him to quit.
The Scottish Football Association stated earlier this week following the 2-0 defeat by Belgium that no rash decisions will be made regarding Levein's future.
Following an impressive start to his West Brom tenure, Clarke has been mooted as one option to replace Levein, but the 49-year-old has nipped such talk in the bud.
Asked if he would help his country should they approach him, Clarke said: "No, no. I'm under contract here at West Bromwich Albion."
Clarke, who won six caps for Scotland in the 1980s, is still looking on the bright side despite the recent defeats by Wales and Belgium.
He added: "Obviously the results are disappointing. If you go back to the Wales game, if the second goal that was disallowed is allowed to stand, I think Scotland win the game. Games can turn on those margins.
"If they had got three points in Wales, the situation wouldn't have looked too bad."