BBC - Monday, 21 January, 2002, 14:00 GMT
Vogts to be Scotland boss
Berti Vogts' Kuwait side were humbled by Oman
Berti Vogts has been confirmed as the man set to be Scotland manager.
The former Germany boss - who led his country to victory in Euro 96 - has long been favourite for the job vacated by Craig Brown.
And 55-year-old Vogts, currently manager of Kuwait, will take over when the Gulf Cup concludes at the end of this month.
The Scottish Football Association still have contractual matters to finalise, but is so confident that they have got their man that it has called a Monday afternoon news conference to announce that he is their choice.
SFA chief executive David Taylor said that negotiations are in the final stages to bring Vogts to Scotland at the conclusion of his current contract with Kuwait.
We will not finally conclude all matters until the Gulf Cup is over
"Berti Vogts is a world class coach, with an impressive track record of success in international football," he said.
"He has indicated strongly that he wants to lead Scotland through Euro 2004 and to the World Cup tournament in 2006 and I am sure that his expertise, experience and ideas will bring a new dimension to the development of the Scottish game.
"We have agreed virtually all aspects of his contract and I am confident that the deal will be concluded soon as negotiations to bring him to Scotland are at a very advanced stage with both Berti and the Kuwait FA.
"However, at present Kuwait are participating in the Gulf Cup tournament and, at the request of the Kuwait FA, we will not finally conclude all matters until the Gulf Cup is over.
"We enjoy an excellent relationship with the Kuwait FA and their officials have been very helpful since I first approached them.
"With this in mind, it is only right and proper that further dialogue between all parties must await the conclusion of the tournament."
Vogts will leave his present job at a time when he has come under fire in Kuwait.
Tommy Burns could be Vogts' assistant
Kuwait lost 3-1 to Oman in the Gulf Cup at the weekend.
Oman had never before beaten Kuwait in the competition.
It has been reported that Kuwait FA president Sheikh Fahad Al-Amrad Al-Sabbah was so enraged by the result that he held a 45-minute showdown meeting with the German.
The SFA had been hoping to have their new boss in place before Friday's draw for Euro 2004.
But they will have to wait until after the Gulf Cup before Vogts can formally take charge.
BBC Scotland understands that Celtic youth coach Tommy Burns is the SFA's preferred choice as Vogts' assistant.
No announcement on that post was made on Monday.
Well, Scotty, GKirk, what do you think?
She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.