Slovenia boss Srecko Katanec to step down after qualifier against Scotland

Slovenia coach Srecko Katanec says he will step down from his job after the team's World Cup qualifier against Scotland on Sunday.

Slovenia, who lost to England 1-0 on Thursday, still have a slim chance of reaching a playoff spot in Group F if they beat Scotland and Slovakia lose at home to Malta.

The 54-year-old Katanec became Slovenia coach in December 2012. He earlier coached Slovenia from 1998-2002, taking the team to the 2000 European Championship and the 2002 World Cup.

Meanwhile, Scotland defender Charlie Mulgrew warned that Slovenia will be no pushovers on Sunday, when the Scots need to follow up Thursday night's win over Slovakia with another three points in Ljubljana to keep their World Cup dream alive

"It will be a hard game," Mulgrew said. "International matches are always difficult and this one away from home will be no different. But we're going to give it all we can to try and get a result.

"We've got our fate in our own hands. We knew coming in to these two matches we had to win the both of them and that is still our focus.

"Sunday's game will be up there with the biggest games I've ever played in. It's massive -- but we will play the game and not the occasion. We won't spend too much time thinking about what the game means to us.

"Instead, we'll just play the game as it unfolds and hopefully we can do the business."