Rob Shorthouse, head of media at the Scottish FA, is leaving Hampden Park to become director of communications for Strathclyde Police.
Shorthouse, 34, had worked at the SFA since November 2007, having previously been head of PR and media for Glasgow’s successful bid to host the 2014 Commonwealth Games.
Shorthouse’s time with the SFA may not have been a bumpy ride, although his last international assignment was far from smooth.
The Scotland team’s flight to London before jetting off to Japan had to pull out of landing at the last minute. It is thought that another plane was still on the runway as the British Airways flight carrying the footballers made its final approach. The plane circled the airport and landed safely 15 minutes later. Nobody was injured in the incident.
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