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Butcher agrees to Scotland offer
Butcher agrees to Scotland offer
Terry Butcher (left) and Steven Pressley at Hampden
Butcher will join the Scotland set-up - Pressley may follow
Former England captain Terry Butcher has agreed to become part of Scotland manager George Burley's coaching staff.

Butcher, 49, is finalising the details of his contract to assist Burley, and will join up with the squad for their gathering in February.

The 77-times capped Butcher held talks on Monday with the new Scotland boss with whom he played with at Ipswich.

Celtic defender Steven Pressley is also considering an offer from Burley to join the backroom line-up.

Burley told BBC Sport earlier that he was keen to link up with Butcher and Pressley as he prepares for the World Cup qualifying campaign.

I have done everything in my career but this would be new and different
Terry Butcher

And his former Tractor Boys team-mate is interested in joining the new regime.

"I played at Ipswich in the same side as George and have kept in touch with him and it is great for him to ask me about the post with Scotland," he added.

"It is a part-time role which would enable me to do other stuff as well.

"I have done everything in my career but this would be new and different, being involved on the coaching side at international level."


Burley succeeded Alex McLeish as national coach last week and a squad get-together has been arranged for early February before a friendly with Croatia in March.

Butcher parted company with League Two side Brentford in December after a short stint with Australian side Sydney FC.

But he knows the Scottish game well from his time as Motherwell manager and captain of Rangers.

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