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Craig Levein named Scotland boss

Thankfully the George Burley reign is over and it is the turn of Craig Levein to lead the Tartan Army. Levin has signed a two-and-a-half year contract with the Scottish FA that that will put him in charge of the national team through Euros 2012.

“As a proud Scotland fan, it is a dream come true to take charge of the national team,” said the former Dundee United manager. “I very much enjoyed my time at Dundee United and would like to thank everyone associated with the club for their support, but I felt that this was an opportunity that I couldn’t pass up. I was delighted to put pen to paper today and now I can’t wait to get started as we prepare for the Euro 2012 qualifying campaign.”

Gordon Smith, SFA chief executive, said:

“Craig was the unanimous choice of the board and brings a wealth of experience as a player – including 16 international caps for Scotland – and as a coach. He has established a firm reputation as one of the most respected managers in the country and has already expressed his excitement at leading Scotland into the qualification campaign for Euro 2012 and beyond.”

Hopefully the Scottish FA will leave Levin alone and let him manage. He did a good job at Dundee and has a chance to make Scotland competitive once again on the international stage.