Strachan appointed Scotland boss
SCOTLAND:Gordon Strachan spoke of a 40-year football journey ending in pride yesterday when he was named the new Scotland manager.
The former Coventry, Southampton, Celtic and Middlesbrough boss was confirmed in the post by the Scottish Football Association before a lunchtime press conference at Hampden.
The 55-year-old has been out of management since leaving Boro in October 2010 but he realised a long-held dream when made boss of his national side on a contract that will take him through to the 2016 European Championship qualifiers.
“I am very proud of myself but my family, my wife, mother, grandchildren, children and my friends are very proud so it shows you how important the Scotland job is,” he said.