New national team boss Levein is a huge admirer of British number one Murray, who is preparing for his second grand slam final at the Australian Open tomorrow morning.

"I think he is an example, not just to youngsters who want to play tennis but to professional people," Levein said.

"The amount of hours that he puts in in practise, that should be an example to everybody, including football players.

"Every Scottish football player will know of the achievements of Andy Murray."

Levein marked a month in charge of his country yesterday by making the draw for the fifth round of the Emirates Junior Cup.

He said: "I'm absolutely thrilled to be the Scotland manager and I'm working very, very hard, first and foremost to try to make sure that we get a decent result against the Czech Republic and try to get everybody available if we can.

"We've got the (Euro 2012) draw next week as well."

Before accepting the job, Levein expressed fears over a possible boredom factor from not having a day-to-day involvement on the coaching field.

"I got that one wrong!" he said yesterday.

"I've taken over with the draw coming up and also I feel that I need to get round and try to speak to as many people as possible, managers and players - and then there's a game.

"After the game on March 3, I hope things will settle down a bit."

He added: "I'm very positive about this job.

"I'm enthusiastic and I feel that a lot of people have written Scotland off and feel that we aren't a threat on an international stage and I just want to prove everybody wrong."

Levein will be joined for the game against Czech Republic by long-time lieutenant Peter Houston.

Houston was this week formally appointed Levein's successor at Dundee United, in addition to being given permission to assist his old boss for the 45-year-old's first match in charge of Scotland.

"I'm very pleased," Levein said.

"We've worked together since the year 2000 and I would love to have brought him here in a full-time capacity but there just isn't a job.

"I'm very much looking forward to meeting up with him again and working with him in March."

He added: "He'll just be doing what he always did - looking after me and making me look good!"