Scotland appointment

Levein agrees deal in principle for Scotland job

December 22, 2009
By Soccernet staff

Craig Levein has agreed a deal in principle to become Scotland manager and is set to be officially unveiled on Wednesday.

Craig Levein
GettyImagesCraig Levein replaced George Burley as Scotland boss

The Dundee United boss held positive discussions'' with the Scottish Football Association on Monday and then met with Tannadice chairman Stephen Thompson on Tuesday morning to indicate his wish to take charge of the national team.

Levein's appointment had been expected to be confirmed on Tuesday but, subject to contracts being signed and weather permitting, that should now take place a day later.

The latest development emerged after Thompson claimed his club had been treated shabbily'' by the SFA in their bid to recruit Levein.

Thompson insisted he had heard nothing from the governing body with regards to compensation, claiming they have acted disgracefully'' in their handling of the negotiations.

We have not received any offer of compensation by fax, email, letter or anything else,'' Thompson told BBC Scotland. We are a member club and deserve to be treated with a bit more respect in this matter.

We have been treated shabbily.''

Once Levein's appointment is confirmed, United will be paid the compensation figure in his Tannadice contract, reportedly £250,000.