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The Scottish FA is seeking a new kit supplier for the national side after manufacturer Diadora went into liquidation.

Around 172 workers at Italian sportswear company Diadora SpA, which is being taken over by the founder and chairman of shoe retailer Geox SpA, are set to lose their jobs according to local media reports.

The Italian company's deal runs until 2010 and Scotland will wear the Diadora shirts until the end of the World Cup qualifying campaign.

Diadora has paid its £1m annual contract up to the end of this year.

Shorthouse said: "Obviously, we've been made aware that Diadora UK has gone into receivership.

"We have an agreement with Diadora that takes us through to the end of the World Cup campaign, so Scotland will still play the next few games in the current home kit."

The SFA has already met other potential sponsors about a new deal, Shorthouse added.

"We're in a good position because Scotland fans are extremely loyal to their national team and buy the shirts in huge numbers.

"We're an attractive proposition to other companies and are very confident this will be sorted out.

"It's a shame for the guys at Diadora, who have been great partners with us over the past six years."

 

 

 

 

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Comments (10)

  1. Matthew Wilkinson

The stars on the shirt.....since when have wigan won two of anything? They look out of place. Not really liking the design, but I think this is going to be better than the kit Vandanel comes up for wigan this season

 
  1. fsc

....meh....

 
  1. fsc

Here comes Nike..

 
  1. fsc

hopin for adidas or puma

 
  1. fsc

I was thinking possibly as its seems everyones going retro possibly bringing back the 1986 style kit with the hoop on the shorts possible done by unbro again

 
  1. fsc
  1. fsc

umbro umbro umbro umbro please!!!!<br /><br />new hearts kit is f***in brilliant.<br />great quality shirts.<br /><br />umbro or kappa for me.<br /><br />none of this nike P|SH

 
  1. fsc

HaHa, Champion or Vanadel kits for you!!!!<br /><br />Joking it will quite obviously be Umbro again

 
  1. Francesco

Only a word..UMBRO !!!

 
  1. fsc

are they hoping for a manufacturer that can keep up with there demand of god knows how many shirts a season and a added shirt for when they almost make it through to a tournament.

 
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