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Boyd backs Steve Clarke to do great things with Scotland

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 27: Kris Boyd of Kilmarnock in action during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Kilmarnock and Hamilton at Rugby Park on October 27, 2018 in Kilmarnock, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)
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Clarke was Boyd’s coach at Kilmarnock and the footballer believes he has the abilities needed to lead the national team.

Steve Clarke was Kris Boyd’s coach at Scottish Premier League side Kilmarnock.

But then the boss decided to take the country’s manager position to try to lead Scotland to the 2020 European Championship.

And Boyd has backed him up to succeed, citing what he learned from him while at Kilmarnock.

“The turnaround at Kilmarnock was unbelievable,” Boyd told Sky Sports.

“Given the right time and the right opportunity to work with players, he can turn things around – he’s shown that here.”

He added: “Given the right resources and time, he can do it if they let him do his job properly.”

“Scotland’s lack of goals, their lack of clean sheets – he will change that.”

“He knows how tough the job will be, but you can only see the transformation he’s had here, and I’m sure he’s the man to lead Scotland back to a major competition,” Boyd continued.

“You’ve seen the difference in us at Kilmarnock, we’re now very hard to beat, and Scotland needs to do that on the international stage.”

“He’s coming into a similar situation he had at Kilmarnock, in that it’s doom and gloom, it can only go up,” he explained.

“The performances haven’t been great, but one thing he can do is get a team organized and hard to beat.”