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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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Gordon Strachan: His memorable quotes

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Gordon Strachan. Credit: Adam Davy/EMPICS Sport

Reporter: "Gordon, can we have a quick word please?"

Strachan: "Velocity" (walks off).

Reporter: "Gordon, do you think James Beattie deserves to be in the England squad?" Strachan: "I don't care, I'm Scottish."

Reporter: "Welcome to Southampton Football Club. Do you think you are the right man to turn things around?"

Strachan: "No. I was asked if I thought I was the right man for the job and I said: 'No, I think they should have got George Graham because I'm useless.'"

Reporter: "Bang, there goes your unbeaten run. Can you take it?"

Strachan: "No, I'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe jump off a bridge. Umm, I think I can take it, yeah."

Picture: Irn-Bru drink of choice for new Scotland manager.

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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Scotland set to appoint Gordon Strachan

Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan is set to be named the new Scotland boss, the Press Association reports.

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Gordon Strachan. Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

A deal has reportedly been done between the Scottish Football Association and Strachan and he could be presented to the media today.

If appointed, Strachan’s first game in charge will be a friendly against Estonia on February 6.

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