After missing out on being recalled as Ryder Cup captain Colin Montgomerie has given his support to Paul McGinley and offered to help in any way he can.

McGinley got the nod at yesterday's European Tour tournament committee meeting in Abu Dhabi, the Dubliner seeing off Scottish trio Montgomerie, Paul Lawrie and Sandy Lyle, and Spain's Miguel Angel Jimenez to land the coveted position.

But Montgomerie, who led Europe to victory in Wales three years ago and became a late contender for the job after Tom Watson was put in charge of the Americans, said: "I'm not at all disappointed - it would have been a dream come true, but it has not happened."

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McGinley and Montgomerie at Celtic Manor in 2010

"I was very flattered even to be considered again - it meant a lot to me. The selection process was such that they appointed the best man for the job.

"We all get behind Paul now and wish him well. I appointed him for the Seve Trophy and he did a very good job - as he did twice as a vice-captain (in the Ryder Cup).

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley of Ireland poses with the Ryder Cup trophy after being announced as the captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

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    Paul McGinley of Ireland reaches for the trophy after being named as team Captain for the 2014 European Ryder Cup Team following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of the European Tour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photp/Manuel Salazar)

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    Rory McIlroy, right, congratulates Paul McGinley of Ireland, holding the Ryder Cup, after he was nominated as the Captain for the 2014 European Ryder Cup Team following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of the European Tour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Salazar)

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    Paul McGinley of Ireland speaks from behind the Ryder Cup after being nominated Captain for the 2014 European Ryder Cup Team following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of the European Tour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Salazar)

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    Paul McGinley of Ireland holds the Ryder Cup after being nominated Captain for the 2014 European Ryder Cup Team following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of the European Tour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Salazar)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Paul McGinley

    Paul McGinley of Ireland speaks from behind the Ryder Cup after being nominated Captain for the 2014 European Ryder Cup Team following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of the European Tour in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Salazar)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

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    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley of Ireland talks to the media after being announced as the captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley of Ireland poses with the Ryder Cup trophy after being announced as the captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley of Ireland poses with the Ryder Cup trophy after being announced as the captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley of Ireland poses with the Ryder Cup trophy after being announced as the captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley of Ireland poses with the Ryder Cup trophy after being announced as the captain for The 2014 Ryder Cup at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

  • Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Previews

    ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - JANUARY 15: Paul McGinley is named as Ryder Cup Captain following a meeting of the Tournament Committee of The European Tour at The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort following practice at The Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship at Abu Dhabi Golf Club on January 15, 2013 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Ross Kinnaird/Getty Images)

"He's a very good man-manager and very good at assessing people's strengths.

"I will be there to support and fly the flag for Europe."

Montgomerie lives only a few miles from Gleneagles and is bound to be on the list of possible assistant captains for the match in September next year.

Asked if he had any bitterness about the way things turned out the 49-year-old replied: "Goodness no. It's nothing to do with that."

As for whether he might ever again be in the running for the job Montgomerie added: "Only if we keep losing and I do a Tom Watson and come back!"

Watson is back in the role 20 years on from when he led the United States to their last victory on European soil and will be 65 come the match. No captain on either side has been older than that.

Europe have won five of the last six matches and seven of the last nine.