Steve Clarke has vowed to lead Scotland to Euro 2020 qualification after being confirmed as the new Scotland manager.
The Scottish FA announced the 55-year-old will be departing Kilmarnock to take on the job on Monday afternoon.
It comes after he led Killie to third-place in the Scottish Premiership – the club’s best finish in more than 50 years.
Clarke said he will use the success of Scotland’s national women’s side and their qualification to this summer’s World Cup as inspiration in taking the men’s team forward.
He added: “It is an honour to be appointed Scotland national team head coach and I will undertake those responsibilities with pride and commitment.
“I firmly believe we have a talented group of players who can achieve success on the international stage. I look forward to working with them and helping them to fulfil those ambitions.
“I appreciate the Scotland supporters have waited a long time for the national team to qualify for a major tournament.
“Now we have a Women’s World Cup to look forward to in France this summer and it’s my motivation to emulate the success of Shelley Kerr and her squad by leading us to Euro 2020.
“I believe we can qualify and look forward to that journey with the players and the fans, starting against Cyprus and Belgium next month.”
Scottish FA chief executive Ian Maxwell said: “Steve’s pedigree as a coach and manager of the highest regard set him apart in a high-calibre group of candidates.
“This season’s achievements simply reaffirm the credentials we believe will be of huge benefit to the Scotland National Team.
“I am delighted that we now have the country’s deserved manager of the year to lead the Scotland national team and his experience over the past two decades will be integral to rejuvenating our UEFA Euro 2020 qualifying campaign, which resumes next month.
“It was important that we undertook the recruitment process diligently and respectfully, especially given the importance of the final games of the domestic season for Kilmarnock, Steve and his players.
“I would like to thank the Kilmarnock owner, Billy Bowie, and the club in general for their professionalism throughout the recruitment process.”