Strachan up for Scotland post

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Gordon Strachan has said it would be "an honour" to be asked to become Scotland manager.

The former Saints boss, 55, is strong favourite to take over from Craig Levein who was sacked by the Scottish Football Association on Monday following a poor start to the 2014 World Cup qualifying campaign in which Scotland have taken only two points from four games.

Strachan – who led Saints to the FA Cup final in 2003, the same year that finished eighth in the Premier League - was asked about the Scotland job while working as a pundit on ITV's Champions League programme last night.

He said: "It's quite simple really, it would be an honour to be asked to be the manager of your own national side, it's terrific.

"I could sit here and say 'yes, it would be great' or 'no, it's not for me' but it would also be arrogant of me to answer that if nobody has asked you and presume that someone will ask.

"Until you've been asked a question about a job, any job, then you really don't know how you'd go about it that's for sure. I wouldn't have the arrogance to think that someone is going to knock on my door."

Strachan spent four largely successful years at Celtic from 2005 but has been out of management since leaving Middlesbrough in October, 2010.

The former Scotland international, who played for Aberdeen, Manchester United and Leeds among others, will be at Parkhead tonight to watch Celtic's Champions League Group G match against Barcelona.

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12:47pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Egomaniac says...

Interesting, but to be honest I don't really care!
Interesting, but to be honest I don't really care! Egomaniac

3:46pm Wed 7 Nov 12

CB FRY LIVES says...

He was a great manager for saints.he built our last really great side.the decline set in after he left.I think he will put a bit of pride back in players who pull on the scotland shirt.hopefully he can help DANNY fox become as good as Wayne Bridge was in his hey day for the saints.
He was a great manager for saints.he built our last really great side.the decline set in after he left.I think he will put a bit of pride back in players who pull on the scotland shirt.hopefully he can help DANNY fox become as good as Wayne Bridge was in his hey day for the saints. CB FRY LIVES

7:26pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Fatty x Ford Worker says...

That fella had his opion and blew it no thanks!
That fella had his opion and blew it no thanks! Fatty x Ford Worker

8:33pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Peter Godwin says...

If NA is really to go, shouldn't we be trying to lure Strachan back here?
If NA is really to go, shouldn't we be trying to lure Strachan back here? Peter Godwin

10:59pm Wed 7 Nov 12

Tirau Dan says...

there are dozens of has been footballers who were ok managers but fell off the limelight and went out failures.. plenty of jobs out there coaching or dinner speaking but as a club with aspirations and one with a businesslike structure any manager (head coach) has to accept the policy of the board and do as they are told within resources given to them. Gordy is not going to be one of the those nor would Vialli De Canio Keegan or any of the other names being bandied about.
there are dozens of has been footballers who were ok managers but fell off the limelight and went out failures.. plenty of jobs out there coaching or dinner speaking but as a club with aspirations and one with a businesslike structure any manager (head coach) has to accept the policy of the board and do as they are told within resources given to them. Gordy is not going to be one of the those nor would Vialli De Canio Keegan or any of the other names being bandied about. Tirau Dan

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