Fergie surprised by Scotland chance

Fergie has not featured for their country since the ‘Boozegate’ incident earlier this year, but admits he would consider playing for Scotland again.

“To be honest, the situation that arose yesterday from the comments made by the chief executive have taken me by surprise,” Ferguson told The Herald.

“Firstly, I would like to clarify that I have never once said I would never play for my country again, as some people seem to have claimed.

“I made my feelings known in August about the way the whole situation was handled – and at the time admitted my deep regret for what had happened.

“I have no desire to go over old ground, I have moved on with my life. That was it as far as I was concerned.

“I have been thoroughly enjoying my football with Birmingham City and have been concentrating all my efforts on the next chapter of my career.

“So, clearly, there would be a lot for me to think about should the situation arise.

“I would have to speak to my family and those whom I have always trusted before any decisions could be made.

“That is, of course, if a call is made from the new manager. So I’ll get on with things until I hear anything different.”