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Scotland manager George Burley has held talks with Scottish Football Association president George Peat aimed at improving relations between the pair.

The pair became embroiled in a war of words in the build up to Scotland’s recent fixtures against Macedonia and Holland.

Peat questioned Burley’s record of two wins from six prior to the back-to-back games, while the coach hit back with accusations that the SFA do not work as a team.

However, after holding talks with officials, Burley was allowed to continue with his post and he has revealed his rift with Peat is now behind them.

Burley, who was given a vote of confidence by the SFA despite Scotland’s failure qualify for next year’s World Cup finals, told the Daily Record: “We had a good chat about everything on both sides. I aired my views and said it was very important everyone worked together.

“I expressed my views on certain things that have happened and I was quite frank. It’s important everyone is behind me – players, fans, the SFA. It’s important everyone is together.

“You cannot operate if everyone isn’t working along the same lines. It pleases me they’ve given that support.

“We’re a small nation competing against very good countries and if everyone isn’t working together it’s difficult to go forward. It has taken time.”

Burley will now attempt to lead the Scots to Euro 2012 and is delighted to be able to honour his contract.

“When I signed my contract it was always the intention after the World Cup campaign to look at it,” he said.

“I enjoyed the talks. I was able to air my views and speak about the campaign and how I thought it went and that was a good thing.

“I don’t know how the SFA make their decisions but I expressed my own views on how I thought things were moving.”

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