Renowned midfielder of top British and Scottish clubs became manager of the Scotland national football team.
He was in 50 international games as a player, including two World Cups in 1982 and '86, and then took over as the manager for Coventry, which did not end well.
Named team Scotland manager in early 2013, and seeing his team's subsequent disappointing loss to Serbia, he went on record saying the team needs major reform.
He had three children with wife Lesley Scott; their two sons Craig and Gavin also became professional footballers.
He played under Alex Ferguson with Aberdeen and later Manchester United, with Ferguson writing in his autobiography he was very distrustful of Strachan.