Gordon Strachan believes Scotland's friendly against England at Celtic Park tonight will be played in the right spirit - like the Euro 2016 qualifier against Republic of Ireland.
Much was made about the robust and physical nature of the match against the Irish at Parkhead last Friday night where Shaun Maloney's second-half goal kept Scots' hopes of qualifying for the finals in France very much alive.
Scotland boss Strachan said:
Gordon Strachan said the Scotland job is a "fantastic thing" and although they are bottom of their World Cup qualifying group they would "give it a go" in trying to qualify for the 2014 tournament in Brazil.
The new Scotland manager Gordon Strachan said:
Gordon Strachan said his family and friends were "very, very proud" that he has become the manager of Scotland.
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.
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."
Former Celtic manager Gordon Strachan is set to be named the new Scotland boss, the Press Association reports.
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.