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Alex McLeish sacked as Scotland coach

Alex McLeish has been sacked as Scotland coach.

The 60-year-old former Rangers, Birmingham City and Aston Villa manager started a second spell in charge in February last year but has been under pressure because of recent poor results and performances.

The Scottish FA said in a statement: "The decision was agreed collectively by the board at its scheduled meeting today and in consultation with Alex.

"His assistant coaches, Peter Grant, James McFadden and Stevie Woods, will also leave their roles."

The decision was finalised at Thursday's SFA board meeting at Hampden and comes within weeks of a disappointing start to the Euro 2020 qualifying campaign.

"The board believes a change of management is necessary to reinvigorate the European qualifying campaign after a disappointing 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan in the opening Group I match last month," the SFA stated.

"The process of recruiting a new management team will begin immediately."

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