Scotland failed to qualify for the World Cup finals following their 1-0 defeat by Holland at Hampden Park on Wednesday.
He told Sky Sports: “Everybody makes mistakes, of course you do. But we were one step away and it wasn’t to be. We certainly showed passion and commitment, but we didn’t get the breaks. If we did, we would have been in the play-offs.
“All I’m doing is managing Scotland and I think the public tonight appreciated that. The players showed that they had the passion to play for their country and that was important to me. I was proud of the players tonight, I was proud of the way we played, they couldn’t have done any more.
“I’m manager of Scotland and I’m proud of it. We haven’t been in a major championships for the last 10 years, so there are areas we need to improve.
“In football, it’s up to other people.
“I want to continue as manager of Scotland, of course I do.”