Sfa Draft In Alistair Gray

Last updated : 28 February 2016 By Queens Mad



The SFA have drafted in Alistair Gray, the original architect of Scottish football’s performance strategy, to drive Brian McClair and Gordon Strachan’s blueprint for change over the line .

The national manager and new performance director presented their plans to overhaul the game to clubs at Hampden last month.

Now Gray, one of Europe’s top strategic management experts, will chair the steering group which will meet for the first time this week.

The plans include a radical cull of the bloated academy set-up from 2500 players to fewer than 1000 and also the implementation of a new “draft” system, which will see top-flight clubs loan out up to 60 of their starlets to the league below to gain experience.

Gray was brought in as a consultant in 2010 to help then-Scotland boss Craig Levein and Stewart Regan plot their original plan.

He will team back up with Levein as well as Celtic and Rangers’ heads of youth Chris McCart and Craig Mulholland, Aberdeen director Duncan Fraser and Ross County’s owner Roy MacGregor.