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Spurs ended their Arsenal hoo-doo in midweek but they will need another big effort to beat Man Utd at Old Trafford, having last won there in 1989.

George Burley has agreed a four-and-a-half-year deal to become the new Scotland manager.

The Scottish Football Association was presented Burley as the new national team manager at a 3pm press conference, later today.

The 51-year-old former Southampton boss said he was honoured to manage his country.

“As a Scotsman you have a vision to do well for your country,” he said.

“Now the dream is to qualify for the World Cup in 2010. The country has belief, I’m certainly up for the challenge and we’ll go for it.

“This job gives the opportunity to try to do something, to try to get to the World Cup finals, and as a manager you couldn’t ask for more than that.

“It’s something I’m really looking to. I feel I’m ready for it.”

The SFA have agreed a compensation deal with Southampton to secure Burley’s release from the Championship club.

SFA chief executive Gordon Smith said: “We’d obviously like to welcome George. The standard of candidate was really high.

“They all had the assets we were looking for and that was a big factor. George came out on top because of certain aspects.

“I’m sure the Tartan Army will be behind him and see we get off to a good start and continue the success we have had.”

Spurs ended their Arsenal hoo-doo in midweek but they will need another big effort to beat Man Utd at Old Trafford, having last won there in 1989.

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