Big Eck Is Back

Written by on February 15, 2018

Alex McLeish has agreed a deal to become Scotland manager for the second time.

The 59-year-old has been given a deal until 2020 after discussions with the Scottish FA board in recent days.

He takes over from his former Aberdeen and Scotland team-mate Gordon Strachan, who left in October.

The SFA was unsuccessful in their attempt to recruit Michael O’Neill, who subsequently extended his contract with Northern Ireland.

And the SFA board was unanimous in its decision to appoint McLeish.

”Big Eck” was a member of Alex Ferguson’s iconic Aberdeen side as a player and was a stalwart of the national team forming a defensive partnership with Dons team mate Willie Miller.

Miller has managed Motherwell, Hibs, Rangers, Birmingham City and Nottingham Forest at UK club level.


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