Roxburgh was team manager of the Scottish national team. In this role, he oversaw the team at the 1990 World Cup and the European Championship in 1992.
As a player, Roxburgh played for FC Falkirk, for Partick Thistle, Clydebank FC and Queen's Park. Following the resignation of Alex Ferguson as Scotland manager, after the poor showing of Scotland at the World Cup in Mexico in 1986, he became his successor and head of the Scottish representative teams of all ages. Club coach, he had never, so that the obligation was all the more surprising as national coach. Previously, he worked as a principal and physical education teacher of a Scottish school, but also coached at times the Scottish junior and U-21 team. With the professional team he took part in the World Cup in 1990 and 1992 at the European Championship, but failed each in the preliminary round at the 3rd place. His successor in 1993, Craig Brown. Since 1994, Andy Roxburgh UEFA Technical Director, and member of the "Technical and Development Committee of the FIFA ."