Twitter reaction to Gordon Strachan appointment as Scotland boss

The former Coventry City, Southampton, Celtic and Middlesbrough gaffer will take over from Craig Levein this week and there has been a mixed reaction to the news.

Scotland seem set to appoint Gordon Strachan as their new national coach within the next week as a replacement for Craig Levein ; who was relieved of his duties on the 5th November last year after a poor stint in charge.

Strachan struggled in his last managerial role at Middlesbrough but prior to that the former Aberdeen winger performed wonders at unfancied sides such as Coventry City and Southampton in the Premier League and with Celtic in Scotland.

In recent years he has become better known for his punditry on ITV and becoming a cult internet viral icon for his often humorous post-match press conferences.

While many are pleased to see a man with 50 international caps and such experience at managing at club level others are disappointed to not see the role going to a younger manager who might instil a new philosophy to the Scottish game; in short some feel the appointment of Strachan is a backward step.

Time will tell whether Strachan can salvage some pride from their so far disastrous World Cup Qualifying campaign while also avoiding dropping out of the world’s top 75 in FIFA’s World Rankings (currently they are 72nd; behind Cape Verde, Uzbekistan and Sierra Leone).

Here is what Scottish fans had to say about the appointment on Twitter…

Do you think Strachan is a good appointment?

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