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Scottish Football Association president John McBeth has dismissed reports that national team coach Berti Vogts will be sacked later this week.

Vogts has come in for criticism following last month’s 4-0 friendly defeat to Wales – a result that meant Scotland had conceded 10 goals in their last two matches – following the 6-0 thrashing by Hollland in their final Euro 2004 qualifier.

But McBeth, told Monday’s edition of the Scottish Sun that Vogts’ position was safe.

‘I certainly haven’t heard anything about that, nor would I encourage it,’ said , when asked about the possibility of Vogts being sacked. ‘I am very supportive of Berti, although, of course, if we can, we have to produce a better performance for the travelling fans than in Wales.

“It’s obvious that we are going to discuss that kind of matter but I don’t think his job is on the line. There is no question of that.

“We do discuss the national team every time but I don’t think there’s any point at the moment in sacking anybody or chasing anybody.

“Berti will probably come in at some point and give us his report. The board would expect him to brief us on things.

“I can’t think of anyone on the board who would feel as strongly as sacking Berti. There’s no question in my mind at the moment about Berti. There’s no way he’s going to lose his job.”

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