In the midst of league reconstruction blundering and general mismanagement, the Scottish Football Association has at last acted and confirmed Gordon Strachan as the national team manager.
It’s a sensible and popular choice.
Strachan represented Scotland 50 times, including in the Spain 82 and Mexico 86 World Cups and is best remembered for his fine goal against West Germany and “leg over” celebration.
At club level he was a member of Alex Ferguson’s Aberdeen and early Manchester United teams and the leader of the Leeds United team that won the last English First Division title.
After retirement he managed Coventry City, Southampton and Middlesborough but was most successful with Celtic where he won the title 3 times and secured two last 16 Champions League places.
Strachan is also a regular pundit for the BBC and is known for his acerbic wit and one liners.
Given that World Cup qualification is more or less impossible Strachan will be tasked with reinvigorating a jaded Tartan Army and providing hope for the France 2016 qualification campaign.
This will be no easy task but it is hard to see be as shambolic as previous incumbent, Craig Levein who masterminded tow dreadful campaigns and Scotland’s tumble down the FIFA rankings.