Alex McLeish has agreed to become Scotland manager for the second time a whole 11 years after he quit the managerial position. McLeish who is now 59 signed a deal until 2020 and was the first choice of the Scottish FA Board.
McLeish will replace Gordon Stracham who left the position in October due to Scotland’s poor performance in qualifying for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. Despite being their first choice they did approach other managers including Michael O’Neill & Dempster
McLeish, 59, will sign a deal until 2020 and is the unanimous chose of the Scottish FA board.
McLeigh last managed Scotland in 2008 and had an okay performance in which Scotland almost qualified for the world cup, he left in 2011 where he achieved one of his highest honours when he won the League Cup in 2011 with Birmingham City. McLeigh is most well-known for his spell at Rangers who won seven trophies including two Scottish Premier League titles in his 5 years in charge of the club.
His first test will be against Costa Rica & Hungary in friendly matches taking place in March and has further friendly matches due to take place in June where they will play Peru & Mexico.
McLeigh’s goal for Scotland will be similar to that of the fans who hope to qualify for the Euro 2020 football competition, if he manages to achieve this goal he will definitely win over any doubters and critics!