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Strachan: You are a good manager only when you hang in like Man Utd's Ferguson

Scotland boss Gordon Strachan has strong words of advice for up and coming young Scottish coaches.

A number of football managers watched Strachan's training session with the Scotland national team outside Glasgow, including Dundee boss Paul Hartley, Alan Archibald of Partick Thistle, Hearts' Robbie Neilson and Norwich City boss Alex Neil, who are part of a group undertaking their UEFA Pro Licence.

When asked about his advice for the upcoming young managers, Strachan said you have to be prepared to take plenty of knocks and you can only truly be called great if you have longevity in the game like great Scottish manager Sir Alex Ferguson.

"Get ready for a lot of long nights where you think you are useless," he said.

"You can only be called a good manager or a great manager, like Sir Alex Ferguson and those people, if you can hang in there for a long, long time.

"But it is a good way to learn. The best way to learn is being a manager and making mistakes."

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