Strachan appointed as Scotland manager

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Gordon Strachan has been appointed the new Scotland manager

Scottish News: Strachan appointed as Scotland manager

by Róisín O'Brien

The Scottish Football Association has confirmed yesterday that Gordon Strachan has been appointed as the new manager of Scotland.

Strachan replaces Craig Levein, who was sacked in November due to a poor string of results.

Strachan has formerly managed Celtic, Southampton, Coventry and Middlesbrough. His contract as Scotland manager runs up until Euro 2016.

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Strachan has stated that the job fulfils a lifelong ambition: "I am very very proud in myself and my family are proud I've become Scotland manager," he said. "It's a great day for me to do this and it's been 40 years in the making.

Strachan also stated that he hopes to turn Scotland into a winning country once more, and outlined some of his potential tactics.

“The first objective is to win. We’d all like to play a certain style of football. Mine is the German style. I’ve studied them and German football is terrific.”

“But we haven’t developed the players to do that – you need these players who allow you to do it.”

“That’s how I’d like to play football eventually, somewhere along the line. But first we need to win.”

Strachan also hasn’t ruled out returning to club football.

“You never say never. But at this moment in time this job is the right one for me. Whatever happens in three or four years I don’t know.”

Strachan’s first match will be on the 6th of February, a home friendly against Estonia.

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published this page in News 2013-01-16 14:16:37 +0000