Former St.Mirren manager Danny Lennon has been appointed Scotland Under-21 head coach for the friendly against Hungary in March, taking up the vacant role on a temporary basis following the departure of Billy Stark in November.
Ricky Sbragia, who had taken the Under-21s for the friendly against Switzerland in November, will return to his role as Under-10 coach.
After his appointment, Lennon said: “I am proud to have been given this opportunity to look after the under-21 squad for their match against Hungary.
“I am also looking forward to working with some of the brightest young Scottish footballers. I greatly appreciate the recognition this offer brings from the Scottish FA and allows me an opportunity to add this exciting new challenge to my established club experience.”
Lennon began his managerial career with Cowdenbeath, before being appointed St.Mirren in June 2010. He led the Paisley side to their first ever Scottish League Cup win in 2013, but after results went against them Lennon’s contract was not renewed in the summer and the now-departed assistant Tommy Craig replaced him.
Scottish FA Chief Executive, Stewart Regan, added: “I am pleased Danny has agreed to take charge of the team for the upcoming under-21 match before a longer-term appointment can be made. Danny is a highly regarded coach and has worked at a very good level. I am confident he will look after the squad as they continue their preparations for the European qualifying matches which begin later this year.
“The Scottish FA is firmly focussed on appointing a new Performance Director and we hope to be in a position to make an announcement in the near future.”