26 Dec 2009

Levein named as Scotland manager

12:00 pm on 26 December 2009

The former Scotland international Craig Levein is his country's new coach, replacing George Burley who was sacked in November after winning just three out of his 14 games in charge and missing out on a play-off spot for the World Cup finals.

The 45-year-old Levein won 16 caps for Scotland during a playing career spent mostly at Hearts.

He had spells in charge of Raith Rovers, Leicester City and Hearts as a manager before joining Dundee United in 2006.