New Scotland manager Gordon Strachan wants to emulate Giovanni Trapattoni by bringing the Tartan Army back to a major finals and hopes the Irish will join them.

The former Celtic boss, unveiled as the new national team manager at Hampden Park, wants to restore the glory days when the Scots were regularly qualifying for the big tournaments.

The 55-year-old has signed a contract that will take in the current World Cup and next European Championship campaigns. He took the opportunity at the press conference to praise the famed Scottish support whom he compared to the Irish fans who made such an impression in Poland last summer.

“I want to make the squad give something back to this country. The fans are probably more famous than the team right now.”

“The Irish have stepped in for us but hopefully the Scottish and Irish can get together at a major tournament. It would make one hell of a party”

Scotland are bottom of their World Cup qualifying group, but with Euro 2016 expanding to 24 teams, the chances of a Celtic celebration in France in three years time are sure to increase with Strachan at the helm.