FORMER Wigan and Chesterfield manager Gary Caldwell has applied for the Scotland manager's job. 

The Scottish FA are still on the hunt for a new boss after failing in their attempt to land Northern Ireland's Michael O'Neill last month and Sport Times revealed on Thursday that the appointment process is set to take several more weeks.

Scotland have been without a manager since Gordon Strachan departed in October 2017 and ex-Celtic defender Caldwell believes he is the right man for the job, despite having managed just 100 matches.

"If I didn't believe I could make an impact then I wouldn't put myself forward," he said.

"I don't think that having vast experience is going to give you that much of a difference.

"International football in the past used to be that somebody had a career [in management] and it was one of their later jobs.

"Nowadays, it's a job for younger people. A new, fresher approach is going to give you more benefit."

Caldwell was appointed as Wigan boss in April 2015 and could not prevent their relegation to League One with five games remaining.

However, he led the Latics back to the Championship at the first time of asking by winning the league title in 2015/16, before being sacked after 18 months in charge in October 2016 with the club in 23rd place. 

The 35-year-old was then hired by League One side Chesterfield in January 2017 but oversaw the side's relegation before being sacked in September with the club continuing to struggle in League Two.