Gordon Strachan proud to become Scotland manager

Strachan, who has been out of a manager's job since leaving English club Middlesbrough in 2010, said the time was right for him to move into an international role.

updated: January 15, 2013 22:33 IST
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London: Gordon Strachan said his appointment as the new manager of Scotland had been "40 years in the making" after he was given the task of reviving the country's football fortunes on Tuesday.

Strachan, a former Scotland midfielder, had long been the favourite to replace Craig Levein, who was sacked in November after a poor start to a World Cup qualifying campaign left Scotland's hopes of playing at Brazil 2014 in tatters.

"I am very very proud in myself and my family are proud I've become Scotland manager," Strachan, whose appointment was confirmed by the Scottish Football Association at their Hampden Park headquarters in Glasgow, told Sky Sports.

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