Former Rangers manager Alex McLeish is set to be named as the new Scotland boss, according to reports, and the news has caused Celtic fans to go into meltdown on Twitter.
According to the Daily Record‘s Keith Jackson, McLeish is “on the brink” of replacing Gordon Strachan as Scotland boss – a decade after leaving the job to take over at Birmingham City.
McLeish on the brink… https://t.co/z16xEgSe3v
— keith jackson (@tedermeatballs) February 15, 2018
The 59-year-old spent five years as Rangers manager after replacing Dick Advocaat and won two Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups at Ibrox.
Celtic fans went into meltdown at the news thanks to McLeish’s Ibrox past – with some fans keen to focus on his spell with Rangers.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
I really hope not. If so Scotish FA is finished as a credible association.
— George Scott (@GeorgetheScott) February 15, 2018
Is this the SFA trying to get Sevco fans back supporting Scotland
— Thomas mcmahon (@Thomasmcmahon2) February 15, 2018
@ClydeSSB Steve Clark is current, Mcleish is yesterday's man
— Steven Ecosse (@Steven_Ecosse) February 15, 2018
Is there no one in Scottish football – apart from Peter Lawwell – with the balls to challenge McRae and Petrie?
At best, they're incompetent; at worst, corrupt…
Alex McLeish ffs! Surely not?
— HarryL (@Harrytheshadow) February 15, 2018
Roll up EBT RRM aplly here for jobs to help you pay your dodged tax. Clyde 1, SFA, Daily Ranger, BBC. No EBT no need to apply.
— Max Heder (@Mibbeesayes) February 15, 2018
With the SFA CO report “imminent” & HMRC stating that they will be going after all recipients of EBTs, bearing in mind McLeish is an EBT recipient and likely to be tarnished soon! His appointment is ludicrous, & points to the continuation of a No Surrender SFA! SMSM will support!
— Themis (@Themis1888) February 15, 2018
Questions Mcleish isn't good enough for Sevco job! But qualifys for national job?
— ???????????? (@18_Ggw88) February 15, 2018
McLeish’s time in charge of the national team saw them miss out on a place at Euro 2008 despite beating France in Paris in one of Scotland’s most famous results ever.
The former Aberdeen star’s reign in charge of the national team only lasted 10 months before he resigned to manage in England’s Premier League.
McLeish has also managed Motherwell, Hibernian, Nottingham Forest, Birmingham City, Aston Villa, Genk and Zamalek.
Former Scotland boss Gordon Strachan was sacked after he failed to qualify from Scotland’s World Cup qualification group to extend the Scots’ absence from a major finals to at least 22 years.
In other Celtic news, fans have been reacting to news of Nir Bitton’s season-ending injury