THE Scottish FA can confirm the appointment of the former Scotland internationalist, Scott Booth, as the new assistant coach to the National Youth Teams.
Scott, 39, will work alongside the Performance Director, Mark Wotte, with the Victory Shield squad. The former Aberdeen, Borussia Dortmund, Utrecht and FC Twente forward will also play a role within the new National Performance Schools. Details on the National Performance Schools and their respective coaches will be announced shortly.
Scott is currently undertaking his UEFA Pro Licence and has already achieved his A and B licences.
“I am excited by the new Performance Strategy,” said Booth. “I worked under Mark at Utrecht and I know he has ambitious plans for the Scottish FA in the area of elite talent development. It is a privilege at this stage of my coaching career to be working alongside Mark with the Victory Shield squad and I look forward to learning from his experience and imparting my own knowledge on the next generation of talented Scots.
“Playing for Scotland was the highlight of my career and nothing would make me happier than playing some part in helping future generations of players fulfil their international ambitions.”
Scott scored six goals in 22 appearances for Scotland and featured in both the Euro96 and World Cup 98 squads. Wotte believes he will be an asset to the national teams coaching stable, which also includes Ricky Sbragia, Billy Stark and the Men’s A coach, Craig Levein.
“I have known Scott from his time in Holland when I managed him at Utrecht,” said Wotte. “He was a very talented, technical player and I know he is now a young, hard-working and ambitious coach. I am sure many of the younger players will look up to Scott and I will work closely with him in a mentoring capacity to aid his own development.
“I am sure he will be an asset not just to the Victory Shield and other national youth teams but also to our new Performance Schools.”