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Burley's career in photos

George Burley

The Ayrshire-born defender began his career in 1972 when joined English side Ipswich Town as an apprentice

George Burley

His form for the Suffolk club earned him recognition from Scotland, and he went on to win 11 international caps

George Burley in action for Scotland

The right-back was a member of the 1982 World Cup squad, making his final appearance for Scotland in those finals

George Burley for Ayr United

Burley moved back to his hometown club Ayr United in 1991 after short spells at Sunderland, Gillingham and Motherwell

George Burley with play-off final trophy

He returned to Ipswich as manager in 1994, taking them into the top flight after winning the play-off final in 2000

George Burley for Ipswich

Awards and accolades followed as Burley led the Tractor Boys to a fifth-place finish in the Premiership and a Uefa Cup place

George Burley for Derby

A poor start to the 2002 season sealed Burley's fate at Portman Road, but he turned up at Derby the following year

George Burley presented as Hearts boss

At Hearts, he briefly threatened to make the Edinburgh side serious challengers to the Old Firm of Rangers and Celtic

George Burley at Southampton

But off-field matters ended his tenure at Tynecastle and he moved to Southampton, where he came close to promotion

George Burley takes over as Scotland boss

Two years after joining the Saints, Burley is prised away from the south coast to succeed Alex McLeish as Scotland boss

One of Burley's first jobs was to appoint Terry Butcher (left) and Steven Pressley as his assistants

One of Burley's first jobs was to appoint Englishman Terry Butcher (left) and Steven Pressley as his assistants

Burley oversees training

His focus quickly turned to his first game, with Euro 2008 finalists Croatia set to provide the opposition on 26 March

But Celtic's Stephen McManus is fit and is made captain for the game in the absence of Barry Ferguson

With a number of players unavailable because of injury, Burley turns to Celtic's Stephen McManus to skipper the side

see also
Burley out to grab the limelight
26 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Pick your Scotland XI
10 Sep 07 |  Internationals
Scotland match reaction follows
25 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Bilic still expecting tough Scots
25 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Fletcher poised to face Croatia
25 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Burley calls up Berra & Fletcher
17 Mar 08 |  Internationals
Burley appointed Scotland manager
24 Jan 08 |  Internationals
Managers hail Burley appointment
24 Jan 08 |  Internationals
Burley set for his biggest test
24 Jan 08 |  Internationals

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