Scotland Under-21s: Danny Lennon leaves role to join Alloa

Danny Lennon
Danny Lennon is due to be named the new manager of Alloa

Scotland are seeking a new national Under-21 coach with Danny Lennon poised to be appointed the new manager of Alloa Athletic.

The former Cowdenbeath and St Mirren manager had been in charge for one game after the departure of Billy Stark.

But the Scottish FA had always stressed that it was an interim appointment.

An SFA statement said: "A permanent appointment for the role of national Under-21 coach will be made in due course."

Lennon, who led the young Scots to a 2-1 victory over Hungary in Tatabanya last month, had indicated that he was planning further ahead in the hope of impressing in the role.

SFA chief executive Stewart Regan said: "I would like to thank Danny for the professionalism and enthusiasm with which he took charge of the Under-21 squad.

"While Danny was aware of the short-term nature of the job, his preparation was meticulous and he was rewarded with a victory that he will savour for years to come.

Lawrence Shankland celebrates scoring for Scotland Under-21s in Hungary
Danny Lennon led Scotland Under-21s to a win in Hungary

"He thrives on the day-to-day involvement of club management and I'm certain he will be a success in his next challenge."

Lennon left St Mirren last summer after the Scottish Premiership club decided against offering him a new contract at the end of four years in Paisley.

He has now agreed to take charge of Alloa, who sit second bottom of the Scottish Championship, and is poised to be confirmed in the role on Tuesday.

Lennon said in a statement issued by the SFA: "I knew from the outset this was an interim appointment, but it was an honour and pleasure to serve my country at international level.

"I put everything into making sure the under-21s got a positive result and I would like to thank the players and coaching staff for ensuring a great performance and a win, one I will treasure for the rest of my career

"I would like to thank Stewart Regan and everyone at the Scottish FA and would welcome the opportunity to work with them again in the future."