In pictures: Gordon Strachan's career in management

Gordon Strachan was today unveiled as Scotland's new manager.

The 55-year-old replaces Craig Levein, who was sacked in November, as the national side bid to make amends for a poor start to their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Here we look back on the highs and lows of Strachan's career in management to date.

After Ron Atkinson was moved upstairs at Coventry, Strachan was promoted to player-boss. Credit: PA

Coventry (November 5, 1996 - September 10, 2001) Games 215 Won 70 Drawn 56 Lost 89 Win percentage 32.56 per cent.

An accomplished Scotland international, the Coventry midfielder was promoted to player-manager following Ron Atkinson's appointment as director of football in November 1996.

Strachan would secure the unlikeliest of survivals in the top flight by a one-point margin with wins over Liverpool, Chelsea and Tottenham - even playing in the victory over the Blues at the age of 40.

Coventry finished 15th in 1998-99 and then 14th in 1999-2000 with Strachan investing in players such as Robbie Keane, Mustapha Hadji and Youssef Chippo, but the Sky Blues were relegated at the end of the 2000-01 season.

The club continued to struggle in the second tier and Strachan was sacked five games into the 2001-02 season, to be replaced by Roland Nilsson.

Under Strachan Southampton reached the FA Cup Final in 2003. Credit: PA

Southampton (October 22, 2001 - February 13, 2004) Games 110 Won 39 Drawn 32 Lost 39 Win percentage 35.45 per cent.

Strachan reversed a poor start to the season under predecessor Stuart Gray to secure 11th place in the Premier League table in the 2001-02 season.

The Saints finished eighth the following year and reached the FA Cup final, where they lost 1-0 to Arsenal.

The Scot was forced to resign in February 2004, though, when his decision to step down at the end of the season was leaked to the press.

The former Scotland international won three consecutive titles at Celtic. Credit: PA

Celtic (June 1, 2005 - May 25, 2009) Games 182 Won 122 Drawn 28 Lost 32 Win percentage 67.03 per cent.Strachan enjoyed his most successful spell as a manager during a four-year term at Parkhead.

Celtic reclaimed the Scottish Premier League title from Rangers with six matches remaining in 2006 and he was voted Scottish Football Writers' manager of the year.

Strachan combined a run to the last 16 of the Champions League with the club's 41st Scottish title in the subsequent season before winning a third consecutive title in 2008. His failure to make it four in a row, though, led to his resignation on May 25, 2009.

Strachan was reliant on Scottish imports at Middlesbrough. Credit: PA

Middlesbrough (October 26, 2009 - October 18, 2010) Games 46 Won 13 Drawn 13 Lost 20 Win percentage 28.26 per cent.

After spending nearly six months out of the game, Strachan agreed a four-year contract with Middlesbrough, who had been relegated from the Barclays Premier League in the summer.

He largely overhauled Gareth Southgate's team with a host of SPL imports including Scott McDonald, Kris Boyd and Barry Robson but the club struggled to finish in the top half of the Championship table.

A poor start to the 2010-11 season saw Boro languishing in 20th place and Strachan announced his resignation on October 18, refusing any compensation for the remaining two and half years on his contract.