"I'm sure the Tartan Army will love him. He was such a successful Scotland player," wrote Naismith.
"They will recall him playing for his country at major finals - at a time when Scotland qualified time and again.
"He knows what it takes to get there having lived through it as a player. He'll want to pass on those experiences to our squad and help us get back to those days.
"The SFA couldn't have picked a better candidate as he's shown he has what it takes.
"I don't remember much of his playing heyday but in more recent times I've watched his analysis as a TV pundit.
"He talks a lot of sense and you can always relate to what he says.
"You always understand what he's trying to get across. He makes things sound simple.
"As a player, that's great. All you can ask of a boss is to make his instructions easy to understand.
"I'm excited by the chance to work with him. I think the fans will be excited to watch the team play."