Football: Brown extends Scottish reign

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The Independent Online
CRAIG BROWN will lead Scotland into the new millennium after signing a new four-year contract. The Scotland manager, who will be in charge until at least 2002, has finally put pen to paper after being offered the deal by the Scottish Football Association at the turn of the year.

Doug Smith, chairman of the SFA's international committee, said: "This contract will make him the longest-serving Scotland team manager and is a reward for his excellent record."

Brown was appointed Scotland manager in November 1993, succeeding Andy Roxburgh. Under his guidance Scotland have played 38 matches, winning 20, drawing six and losing 12.

Brown steered the nation to Euro 96 and then to this year's World Cup finals, succeeding in difficult qualifying groups.