WALTER Smith has emerged this week as the leading candidate to succeed Gordon Strachan as Scotland manager. 

The 69-year-old former Rangers and Everton boss has been out of the game for seven years, since ending his second spell at Ibrox in 2011, but enjoyed a successful reign in charge of the national team between 2004 and 2007.

Scotland rose 70 places in the FIFA rankings during Smith's tenure, winning seven, drawing five and losing four of his 16 matches in charge.

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Is he the right man to lead the country to its first major finals since 1998? 

Or should the Scottish FA be looking elsewhere for a long-term successor to Strachan?

Let us know your thoughts.