It’s understood that McLeish will begin his second stint as Scotland boss tomorrow afternoon, with reports suggesting the ex-Rangers manager has signed a two-year deal to become Gordon Strachan’s successor.
The McLeish story has of course dominated social media this evening, with the majority of fans seemingly unconvinced by the Scottish FA’s decision to give ‘Big Eck’ the reigns.
Hibs boss Lennon has praised the move though, describing it as a “strong” appointment, while distancing himself from rumours that he held talks with the national team.
However, the former Celtic midfielder also mentioned that he’s unsure whether McLeish represents a step forward from Strachan, or is simply a safe pair of hands as the SFA failed to land their main target Michael O’Neill:
"I never spoke to the SFA."
"I am concerned if it's a step forward from Gordon Strachan or a safe pair of hands?"
Alex McLeish is the new Scotland boss ???????
Neil Lennon has his say… pic.twitter.com/ryds70fSez
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Is McLeish anything more than Mr. Dependable? And do you expect the national team to improve under him?