Strachan is new Scotland coach

The former Coventry, Southampton and Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has been appointed as the new coach of Scotland, succeeding the sacked Craig Levein.

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Gordon Strachan factfile

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan has been named the new Scotland boss. Here is a look at his career achievements:

  • Gordon Strachan played for Dundee United, Aberdeen, Manchester United, Leeds United and Coventry City during his 28-year playing career.
  • He won 10 trophies as a player including the Scottish Premier title, the European Cup Winners' Cup, the FA Cup and the Football league first division title.
  • Strachan was capped 50 times for Scotland and featured in Scotland's 1982 and 1986 World Cup finals campaigns.
  • He moved into management in November 1996 with Coventry City, had a spell at Southampton, before being appointed Celtic boss in 2005.
  • Strachan won three successive titles at Celtic and led them into the last 16 of the Champions League on two occasions before leaving in May 2009.
  • He had an unsuccessful spell at Middlesbrough and resigned in October 2010.

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Strachan wants to 'give something back' to Scotland

The new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said:

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GS: I want squad, staff to give something back to the country.

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GS: Standard in Europe incredible at the moment. Harder to qualify for major finals now.

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GS: Fans are fantastic. Games I have seen here they have given 100%. Can't ask for any more.

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