The Tartan Army manager will take charge of his first game back in charge of the country on Friday night when Costa Rica visit Hampden.
He’s named a youthful squad for the double header against Costa Rica and then Hungary, with a host of experienced players missing, including the now retired Scott Brown.
That means there’s a big decision for McLeish to make as to who captains the country in the first game.
And, for whoever it is, that means they may have a good chance of wearing the armband on a regular basis moving forward in McLeish’s reign.
Several have been touted, including Liverpool full back Robertson – and McLeish didn’t talk down his chances of getting it.
Speaking to Sky Sports today, McLeish said:
Alex McLeish talks about his choice of potential Scotland captains ahead of his first match back in charge. https://t.co/f8eRHXOJUp
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) March 20, 2018
Robertson is a worthy candidate considering his climb to the top of English and European football over the last few years. He now has 20 caps for Scotland and you’d expect him to go on and make many more considering he’s just 24.
But there are other options, including younger talent like Kieran Tierney and John McGinn or older players like Darren Fletcher or Robert Snodgrass.