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Strachan handed Scotland reins

Former Celtic and Middlesbrough boss Gordon Strachan has been named as the new manager of Scotland's national team.

The SFA moved for Strachan after sacking Craig Levein in November following a disastrous run of results.

The 55-year-old, an inductee of the Scotland Hall of Fame after amassing 50 caps for his country, has been out of management since leaving Middlesbrough in October 2010.

Strachan's first match will be a friendly against Estonia at Pittodrie early next month before a World Cup double header against Wales at Hampden and a trip to Serbia on 22 and 26 March.

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