Gordon Strachan admitted being appointed the Scotland manager was the culmination of a personal project '40 years in the making'.
The former Celtic, Southampton, Coventry and Middlesbrough boss replaces Craig Levein, who was sacked in November, as the Scottish Football Association confirmed his appointment at Hampden.
He told Sky Sports News: ""I am very very proud of myself and my family are proud I've become Scotland manager. It's a great day for me to do this and it's been 40 years in the making. There'll be rough times but I know there'll be good times too."