SFA appoint Alex McLeish as new Scotland coach

Alex McLeishFormer Rangers manager, Alex McLeish has been named as the new Scotland coach. He will be assisted by Andy Watson and Roy Aitken.

McLeish’s naming as Scotland manager was far from a surprise. Since Walter Smith’s resignation on January 10, McLeish has been the firm favorite to take over as Scotland boss. And with Tommy Burns’s resignation I would suggest that it appears that Mcleish was the sole candidate considered for the job.

Regardless of the SFA’s selection procedure, McLeish’s appointment is welcomed. The uncertainty produced by Walter Smith’s move to Rangers was doing Scotland no favors in the lead up to the coming Euro 2008 matches against Georgia and Italy. Now we can look to the future with some confidence.

With Scotland performing well in the European championship there will be high expectations on the ex-Rangers boss. I for one wish him the best of luck.

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