The Scottish football association has national coach Alex McLeish Thursday, dismissed. The sixty-year old Shot must leave after a disappointing start to qualification for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020.
McLeish was more than a year responsible for the national team and won since then, five of the twelve competitions. The old international, which was started in February of 2018 in his second term as coach of Scotland, a role which he, in 2007, a few months in exile.
In his second period got McLeish the job to Scotland for the first time since 1996 at the european CHAMPIONSHIPS to guide them, but the first two results in group I fell against.
The Scots started the kwalificatiereeks with a 3-0 defeat against Kazakhstan and “only” a 0-2 victory over tiny San Marino.
After the poor match against San Marino – the hekkensluiter on the FIFA-ranking – was McLeish even booed by their own supporters, who also asked for the resignation of the entire executive board of the Scottish football association.
Scottish fans were not happy with McLeish. (Photo: Pro Shots)
Only the Belgians have more points than Scotland
Despite the disappointing start of the qualification Scotland has still enough visibility on placement for the european CHAMPIONSHIPS, next year in twelve different countries. Only a leader Belgium has more points than the Scots, who, like Russia, Kazakhstan and Cyprus on three points. San Marino is still puntloos.
The number one and two in the group qualify directly for the european CHAMPIONSHIP. Scotland continues the qualification on Saturday, June 8 with a home match against Cyprus. Three days later a uitduel with Belgium on the program.
McLeish stood in his spelersloopbaan sixteen years under contract at Aberdeen and was in his native country trainer of Motherwell, Hibernian and Rangers FC. He was also as head coach for the group from Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forrest, KRC Genk and the Egyptian Al-Zamalek.
View the program, the results and the standings in the european CHAMPIONSHIPS-qualification