Berti Vogts’s reign as Scotland’s manager is set to end next week, according to press reports.

Scottish Football Association are expected to hold an emergency board meeting over the next few days to arrange his departure.

Vogts will hold talks with the SFA’s chief executive David Taylor and the president John McBeth after the board of directors has met.

The fate of Scotland’s first foreign manager was sealed by his side’s failure to win in Moldova on Wednesday – a result which reduced their already-slim prospects of qualifying for the 2006 World Cup finals.

“We will review our options regarding the situation,” said Taylor, confirming the SFA’s next board meeting may be brought forward from its scheduled date of November 4.

“It’s not up to me to call the meeting but obviously there were other board members on the trip to Moldova and everyone has their own point of view, although they haven’t approached me directly yet,” added the chief executive.

“What is important is that we conduct our discussions in private and that there is no knee-jerk reaction, but we know the consequences of failure to reach the World Cup and, obviously, we’re not in a good position at the moment. The reality is we are now considerable outsiders.”