Date: 16th February 2018 at 1:05pm
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Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has tweeted her congratulations to new Scotland manager Alex McLeish – and it has caused Celtic fans to absolutely lose their minds on the social media platform.

McLeish was confirmed as Gordon Strachan’s successor on Friday morning – almost a decade after leaving the role to take over at Birmingham City.

The former Rangers boss has the best winning record of any Scotland boss in a long, long time after winning seven of his ten games in charge in 2008.

Sturgeon wished McLeish well on her personal Twitter account and encouraged everyone to get “right behind” him – leading to a vitriolic response from Celtic support.

Here are some of their comments on Twitter:

McLeish’s appointment comes four months after Gordon Strachan left his post following the failure to qualify for this summer’s World Cup finals in Russia.

The Scots have a crop of quality young players coming through and fans have added hope of qualifying for their first major tournament since 1998 when Euro 2020 takes place across the continent – including games being hosted at Hampden.

McLeish has had spells with Hibernian, Motherwell, Rangers, Scotland, Birmingham, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest Genk and Zamalek.

During his time at Ibrox, McLeish lifted two Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and three Scottish League Cups after replacing Dick Advocaat 2001.

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