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Monday 10 December 2018

McLeish new Scottish boss

Alex McLeish
Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish has been appointed as the new Scotland manager on a deal until 2020.

Hampden chiefs have spent the best part of four months searching for Gordon Strachan's replacement but have now returned to the 59-year-old after seeing first choice Michael O'Neill knock back their offer.

McLeish - who had a successful 10-game stint in charge of the side back in 2007 - travelled to Glasgow on Wednesday to meet the SFA board and impressed enough to get its unanimous backing.

Final details of the two-year contract were thrashed out and McLeish will now set about preparing the squad for next month's friendly clashes with Costa Rica and Hungary.

His first competitive action, though, will not take place until September's inaugural Nations League clash with Albania.

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