Scotland appoint Gordon Strachan as manager

Gordon Strachan's last job was at Middlesbrough. Photo: PA

Gordon Strachan has been appointed as the new manager of Scotland, the Scottish Football Association has confirmed via its official Twitter account.

The former Celtic, Southampton, Coventry and Middlesbrough boss replaces Craig Levein, who was sacked in November, as the Scottish Football Association confirmed his appointment at Hampden.

He told Sky Sports News: "I am very very proud in myself and my family are proud I've become Scotland manager.

It's a great day for me to do this and it's been 40 years in the making.

"There'll be rough times but I know there'll be good times too."