Scotland manager Craig Levein insists he wants to remain in charge of the national side after the 2-0 defeat in Belgium

Last Updated: 17/10/12 10:55am

Craig Levein: Hoping to carry on as Scotland manager

Craig Levein insists he wants to stay in charge of Scotland despite watching his side slip to the bottom of Group A with defeat in Brussels.

The hosts were on top from the first whistle and eased to a 2-0 victory thanks to two goals in as many minutes from Christian Benteke and Vincent Kompany.

Asked if he would consider his position, Levein said afterwards: "Not at all. I'm very proud to be the Scotland national team manager and I want to continue to do so.

"I'm very proud to be the Scotland national team manager and I want to continue to do so."

Craig Levein

"I've been in football for long enough to understand when the players are trying at their maximum and they're doing their best for each other and for the team - and they did that tonight and on Friday night.

"They didn't have any energy left at the end of the match and they did everything possible to get a result for Scotland tonight.

"I've seen again tonight a group of players who are determined and hungry and desperate to do well for Scotland.

"As long as that is the case, I'm quite happy to be working with these players."