Gordon Strachan says it would be an 'honour' to manage Scotland

Gordon Strachan: Being tipped to succeed Craig Levein as Scotland manager.

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Gordon Strachan has admitted that it would be "an honour" to manage the Scotland national team following the departure of Craig Levein.

The former Celtic boss, 55, is the bookmakers' favourite to succeed Levein following the Scots' dismal start to a World Cup qualifying campaign in which they have taken just two points from their opening four games.

There has been much support for Strachan to take the helm at Hampden Park and after a two-year hiatus from management, following his departure from Middlesbrough, he may well be tempted by any incoming offer.

He said: "It's quite simple really, it would be an honour to be asked to be the manager of your own national side, it's terrific.

"I could sit here and say 'yes, it would be great' or 'no, it's not for me' but it would also be arrogant of me to answer that if nobody has asked you and presume that someone will ask.

"Until you've been asked a question about a job, any job, then you really don't know how you'd go about it that's for sure. I wouldn't have the arrogance to think that someone is going to knock on my door."