Fans speak: Craig Levein's Scotland future, cause for optimism, who next?

Twitter reacts to the national team's failure in Belgium and the future of the manager's role.

Scotland manager Craig Levein.
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Scotland's loss in Belgium didn't come as a surprise to the Tartan Army faithful.

The knives though are out for Craig Levein after a disastrous start to the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign.

Two points from the first four games leave the national team with next to no chance of making it to Brazil.

But has there been anything to be encouraged about? What should happen next? If Levein goes, who should replace him?

We've been asking your views on Twitter and you've been replying in your hundreds.

Thanks to everyone who replied, here's a small selection of what was said.

  1. STVGrant
    1) Have you seen anything across Scotland's four World Cup qualifying games to give you any cause for optimism?
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:07:28
  2. OffendedCulture
    @STVGrant No. We have a squad capable of at least challenging for qualification but it isn't being utilised properly. Definite no for that.
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:08:54
  3. MartinBoath
    @STVGrant yes. For the most part this is the best collection of players we've had in a long time, mostly all playing at a high level
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:11:44
  4. Jinky20073
    @STVGrant Steven Fletcher and Kris Commons back in the squad/ the end!
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:09:16
  5. james_stewart13
    @STVGrant Yes, I think underneath it all we have a strong team except at full back. Our strength is midfield forward and we should use that
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:09:30
  6. SK1N1873
    @STVGrant Not 1 thing! No positivity not tryin to win games trying to be solid and trying to nick goals is not good enough! Got to attack.
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:10:29
  7. Stuarty2112
    @STVGrant Yes. Some good individual performances, the return of the Fletchers and decent set piece work in defense...
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:10:41
  8. CelticNewsAtTen
    @STVGrant Yes. There is a good squad of players all playing well at a very high club level. Also a lot of good young players
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:10:48
  9. KajunFirefly
    @STVGrant 1) Yes. We have a talented team, however our midfield balance has never been right. Let down by subs that were wrong/too late.
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:11:04
  10. johnnycobalt
    @STVGrant Allan McGregor's form has convinced me that Craig Gordon's injuries and lack of employment aren't the blow I thought they'd be
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:14:39
  11. sbrydon23
    @STVGrant Mcgregor, the return of S Fletcher, playing with 2 proper wide men & the inclusion of youngsters Rhodes and Forrest in squads.
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:14:25
  12. StuPollock1
    @STVGrant Yes, we scored a goal. Woo.
    Wed, Oct 17 2012 00:13:22

On to question two...

  1. STVGrant
    2) Should Craig Levein go? What in particular has convinced you he isn't the man for the job? Or do you think we should stick with him?
  2. BobbyMalk
    @STVGrant go. His tactics. His stubbornness. His delusion. His media comments. The fact he cant win a game. His fault we missed PO last time
  3. CelticNewsAtTen
    @STVGrant Yes should go. Hasnt produced with the best squad in years. It also took the T Army to get him to bring on Rhodes

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