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Mark McGhee joins Scotland backroom team

Friday, 18 January 2013


The Scottish FA can confirm that Mark McGhee has been appointed Assistant National Coach to Gordon Strachan.

Mark, 55, brings a wealth of experience having managed at Reading, Leicester City, Wolves and, most recently, Motherwell, Aberdeen and Bristol Rovers. He was capped four times for Scotland and his club career included spells with Aberdeen, Celtic, Newcastle United and Hamburg.

Mark will be part of the Scotland backroom team for the forthcoming Vauxhall International Challenge Match against Estonia at Pittodrie on February 6 and admits he is thrilled at the prospect of reuniting with his close friend and former team-mate.

“I am immensely proud and honoured to be asked by Gordon to assist him as National Coach,” he said. “There are few more passionate Scots around that Gordon and I am hugely excited by the challenge of taking our national team up the table in the FIFA World Cup Qualifying group and, hopefully, helping to lead us to the Euro Championships in France in 2016.

“Prior to Gordon’s appointment, I had been scouting for Craig Levein so I am aware that we have a very exciting squad of players to work with and I look forward to helping Gordon realise his vision for the national team."

Gordon Strachan: “Mark is not just a fantastic coach but a fantastic person. The enthusiasm he brings to the training ground will be a huge asset to me and to the squad. It is important that we start out in a positive frame of mind and remind the players that international recognition, as well as being the greatest honour of your career, is also something to savour and enjoy.

“I have known Mark long enough to know that he shares this philosophy and I am delighted to have him on board.”

Mark will be officially unveiled at a media conference at Hampden Park on Monday.

 

 

 

 

 


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