In one of the most predictable moves ever, the Scottish FA have announced that Alex McLeish is to be the new gaffer of the Scottish national side. The former Rangers boss has signed a contract until 2010 and succeeds Walter Smith, who resigned to take over at Ibrox on 10 January.
McLeish, who recently turned 48 and won 77 caps for his country, said he felt "proud" to become Scotland boss.
SFA chief executive David Taylor said: "We have moved quickly to fill the vacancy caused by the unexpected departure of Walter Smith."
McLeish said to say he was thrilled would be an understatement, and he revealed that the lure of becoming Scotland manager was "too hard to resist".
He then went all Craig David and started to refer to himself in the third person by saying: "To be manager of your home nation is a very proud day indeed for Alex McLeish, my family and friends." [Mof Gimmers]