The SFA unveiled Mark McGhee to the media today after his appointment as Scotland assistant manager. He has his critics and admits he will have to prove himself. Questions were asked about the appointment by former Aberdeen team-mate Gordon Strachan when he took over as national manager. McGhee was recently sacked as manager of Bristol Rovers and that followed a less that successful time of Aberdeen.Mark McGhee in hot-seat as national number two (c) Ger Harley | SportPix.org.uk
Speaking at a Hampden press conference McGhee said: "I see those two episodes (at Aberdeen and Bristol Rovers) as failures. Therefore, as far as I am concerned, I would imagine people would be questioning my ability, my motivation to still be doing the job, all those things. I am not the manager, I am not there as the number one, all I can do is give Gordon as much support and make him the best manager I possibly can and hope that people see the job I'm doing and appreciate it. I am not going to sit here and go into what happened at Aberdeen and Bristol Rovers, but I feel I have a legitimate right to consider myself as a viable football manager. You only have to look at the nature of our business. I am not the only manager who has lost his job and got another job, that's what happens."