SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan adamant that changes will ensure brighter future


SFA Chief Executive Stewart Regan has outlined his plans for the governing body to play a bigger role in the debate surrounding league reconstruction.

He exclusively revealed to the SFA website, his disappointment that all Scottish representatives had been eliminated from European competition by the end of August.

But is adamant that the changes that are being implemented by the SFA, including the appointments of SFA Performance Director Mark Wotte and the new Under-17 coach Ricky Sbragia, will ensure a ‘brighter future’ for Scottish football.

“What has happened this week is very disappointing but we have to look forward,” said Regan. “There is no point moaning or being critical without having something constructive to add to the debate. Changes are taking place but they will not bear fruit for some time.

“That said, we are aware of the debate on league reconstruction and the need to revisit what is best for the game in the short-term. I believe we can provide more assistance to get the clubs over the line.”

The immediate concern according to the SFA Chief Executive is addressing the impasse over plans for league reconstruction and a pyramid system: two key issues documented in the Henry McLeish Review of Scottish football. Regan is involved in constant dialogue with Neil Doncaster and David Longmuir, the chief executives of the SPL and SFL, and believes the Scottish FA can play a more influential role in effecting changes that will have an immediate impact on the game.

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Andy Muirhead is the Editor of Scotzine and the Scottish Football fanzine FITBA. He is the Scottish Football columnist for The Morning Star and has written for a number of other publications including ESPN, Huffington Post UK, BT Life's a Pitch and has had his work featured in the Daily Record, The Scotsman and the Daily Mail.

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