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:
GS: I want squad, staff to give something back to the country.
GS: Standard in Europe incredible at the moment. Harder to qualify for major finals now.
GS: Fans are fantastic. Games I have seen here they have given 100%. Can't ask for any more.
Gordon Strachan said his family and friends were "very, very proud" that he has become the manager of Scotland.
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 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.
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.