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Strachan Appointed Scots Boss

Posted in Football with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on January 15, 2013 by jackpinnock

Former Southampton and Celtic boss, Gordon Strachan has been appointed Scotland manager, replacing Craig Levein.

The no nonsense Scotsman has signed a contract to keep him charge of the Hampden Park outfit until the end of the current World Cup qualifiers and through the duration of the Euro 2016 qualifiers.

In his media conference in which he was unveiled as the Tarten Army boss, Strachan expressed his delight at being appointed of the national side, saying “I’m very proud but also my family are proud. The time is right for me to be able to take a job like this.”

He also added “If you can be successful you can make a nation happy and make a nation proud and that is the priority for me to be able to do that with help from other people.”

“I have the experience, I like working with people, I like dealing with people and I like trying to make people better,” he added, stressing the importance of taking Scotland to the World Cup in Brazil and Euro 2016 in France.

Before appearing as a television pundit for both the BBC and ITV, Strachan’s last managerial job came at Middlesbrough, where his rather unsuccessful spell ended in October 2010, when he left the Teesiders sitting in 20th place in the Championship table.

Other teams Strachan has managed are Coventry City, Southampton and Celtic, where he had his most successful spell as a manager, winning the Scottish league title on three consecutive occasions, 3 league cups, and guiding Celtic to the quarter finals of the Champions League.

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