Alex McLeish (59) is Friday, officially for the second time appointed as coach of the Scottish national team. The former trainer of Racing Genk put his signature under a contract until 2020.
“There is a lot to be positive about in Scottish football, with players who are at the highest level, taking office and promising talents who break through,” explains McLeish, which, in 2007, already coach of the Scots. When he was ten matches at the helm. Scotland could then just not places for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS of 2008. Since the world cup of 1998 are missing the Bulkheads on the big tournaments.
Glasgow is one of the host cities for the euro 2020, an extra incentive for the next kwalificatiecampagne. “With Hampden Park as one of the stadiums for Euro 2020, we get an incredible opportunity to put our talents to show the world,” said McLeish, who as a player 77 caps collected for Scotland. “I look forward to the challenge to take us to a big tournament. I can’t wait to start.” Scotland’s first international match with McLeish at the head on march 23, on the program, a friendly game against Costa Rica.
McLeish following Gordon Strachan. Strachan took in the October resignation, after Scotland in addition to the qualification for the world cup grip. McLeish was in the past at the helm of Birmingham, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Racing Genk (2014-2015) and the Egyptian Zamalek.