Scotland fans woke up this morning to the full reality of Alex McLeish’s managerial ineptitude.
For Celtic supporters there no surprise in the latest failings of the former Ibrox boss whose last UK management job had ended in February 2013 at Nottingham Forest.
With five defeats from seven matches it’s quite clear that McLeish is badly out of his depth as Scotland manager, behind the results is a deeper catalogue of failure that is likely to see Scotland on the outside looking in as Hampden hosts matches in the 2020 European Championships.
McLeish so far
Takes the Captaincy off KT
Refuses to play Forrest , the most inform player in Scotland
— Barcabhoy (@Barcabhoy1) October 11, 2018
Zero interest in the Scotland game.
Focus on Mcleish is too easy though.
It should be on those who appointed him and why.
Hoping all of our players “need to work on their fitness”
— CelticResearch (@CelticResearch) October 11, 2018
Having chased Leigh Griffiths out of the international side McLeish is afraid to pick between Kieran Tierney and Andy Robertson at left-back.
Under Jurgen Klopp and Brendan Rodgers both players have developed their games incredibly, with McLeish they get played out of position and made to look average. Scotland’s three man defence looks designed to fail.
All across the team players are being used outside of their club position with the onus to score goals placed on an out of favour Norwich City forward and a guy that left Derby County to play in the United States.
Just over 10,000 fans are expected at Hampden on Sunday for the friendly against Portugal with the next Nations League qualifier coming next month away to Albania.