Premier League

Scotland hires Steve Clarke as national team coach

GLASGOW, Scotland (AP) The Scottish soccer association says it has hired Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke to coach the country's national team.

Clarke's coaching career includes spells as an assistant to Jose Mourinho at Chelsea, Kenny Dalglish at Liverpool and Ruud Gullit at Newcastle.

The former Chelsea defender was voted the best manager in the Scottish league in back-to-back seasons. Kilmarnock finished fifth and then third under Clarke.