Charlie Adam claims Levein is the 'perfect manager' for Scotland

The Stoke City midfielder believes the under fire boss is the right man for the job, despite the nation currently occupying bottom spot of their World Cup qualifying group
Stoke City midfielder Charlie Adam has come out in defence of Scotland manager Craig Levein, with the Scottish FA expected to make a decision on his future this coming week.

Levein took charge of the national team from George Burley in 2009. Yet despite winning just three of his 12 competitive games as manager, the 48-year-old still has the backing of the former Blackpool maestro Adam.

"At the end of the day we've got the perfect manager in charge," the 26-year-old told Sky Sports.

"He's brought the squad together and from where we were a few years ago, with everything that he's put in place, the people that he's got working for him and the things that are going on behind the scenes.

"Because we've had a bad couple of results, we know that and we played well against Serbia. If we had got the second goal against Wales we probably would have been home and dry and been third in the group I think."

Scotland currently sit at the bottom of their 2014 World Cup qualifying group and any hopes the Tartan Army had of reaching the finals in Brazil have all but gone. But Adam was quick to point out that the entire squad still believes in the manager and that they can begin to put things right by getting a result in the friendly against Luxembourg later this month.

"The players can't all wait to meet up again and they're delighted with what he does," he continued.

"Over the next coming months we're looking forward to picking ourselves up and putting the disappointment of the results against Wales and Belgium behind us.

"We can't reflect on that and we need to win against Luxembourg next month and hopefully we can get the right result."