Alex McLeish ‘ready and willing’ to take Scotland job

Alex McLeish has declared himself ‘ready and willing’ to take the Scotland job after the Scottish Football Association (SFA) failed to land first-choice target Michael O’Neill.

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Gordon Strachan: ‘I’d prefer my successor to be a Scot’

Gordon Strachan would prefer a Scotsman to succeed him as Scotland manager.

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Michael ONeill will today head to Lausanne in Switzerland for the Nations League draw still as the manager of Northern Ireland. Picture: Getty.

Michael O’Neill - the one that Scotland allowed to get away

How can he accept something that hasn’t been offered? That was Michael O’Neill’s understandable response to those who wondered, prior to Christmas and as the days turned into weeks since Northern Ireland’s World Cup elimination, why he wasn’t already installed as Scotland manager.

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Michael ONeill was at Rugby Park and Tynecastle, inset, over the weekend, fuelling speculation that he might be about to accept the  Scotland job. Picture: SNS.

SFA back to square one as Michael O’Neill rejects Scotland offer

The Scottish Football Association has been forced to go back to the drawing board in its search for a new manager after Michael O’Neill rejected its offer to succeed Gordon Strachan in the role.

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In pictures: Who could be the next Scotland manager?

With the announcement today that Michael O’Neill has rejected the vacant Scotland job, who are the bookies favourites to take the job.

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Michael O'Neill has turned down the Scotland job. Picture: Getty Images

Michael O’Neill turns down Scotland job

Michael O’Neill has turned down the Scotland job, saying he didn’t feel it was the ‘right opportunity’ for him.

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From top left clockwise: Derek McInnes, Slaven Billic, Alex McLeish, Malky Mackay, Tommy Wright and Neil Lennon have all been mentioned as possible candidates for the Scotland job. Pictures: SNS/Getty

Michael O’Neill rejects Scotland job - who is next in line?

With the news that Michael O’Neill has rejected the opportunity to become the new Scotland boss the SFA return to square one.

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Scott Brown and Kieran Tierney could be faced with a shorter break if they play in the summer friendlies before European games. Picture: Michael Gillen

Scotland friendlies ‘won’t benefit Celtic players’ says Scott Brown

Scott Brown concedes Scotland’s summer friendlies will benefit the new national team boss but not necessarily Celtic’s international players.

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Northern Ireland manager Michael O'Neill, sitting with Stevie Frail at Rugby Park, was a spectator at Kilmarnock's Scottish Cup tie against Ross County. Picture: Roddy Scott/SNS

Michael O’Neill faces Nations League draw dilemma

The Uefa Nations League draw on Wednesday will prove a key moment in Scotland’s pursuit of Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill.

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Scotland met Costa Rica in the 1990 World Cup. Picture: Simon  Bruty/Allsport/Getty

Scotland set to face Costa Rica in March friendly

The new Scotland boss will likely lead the national team out for the first time in a friendly against Costa Rica.

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Rumour Mill: Stokes to leave Hibs | Rangers lose duo to injury | Celtic deny interest in Croatian pair

Anthony Stokes is set to leave Hibs after latest fall-out with Neil Lennon, Rangers will be without Bruno Alves and Ross McCrorie for the next few weeks, and Celtic have denied any interest in Dario Zuparic and Filip Bradaric.

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Talks: Michael O'Neill. Picture: Getty Images

Michael O’Neill ‘reflecting on future’ after productive SFA talks

Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill is understood to be reflecting on his future after talks with the Scottish Football Association.

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Aberdeen ‘risks losing internationals’ without new stadium, says SFA

Aberdeen will be forced to miss out on hosting international matches if plans for a new stadium at Kingsford are blocked, the Scottish FA has warned.

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Kenny McLean in action for Scotland during the national team's last friendly outing against the Netherlands at Pittodrie. Picture: SNS Group

Scotland set to play Senegal friendly in London

Scotland’s scheduled friendly match against Senegal will likely take place in London, according to reports in Africa.

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Andy Robertson challenges Manchester City forward Sergio Aguero. Picture:s AFP/Getty Images

Liverpool fans hail Andy Robertson after Manchester City performance

Liverpool fans are raving about Andy Robertson’s performance for the Reds in their rollercoaster 4-3 win over English Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield on Sunday.

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Wanted: Northern Ireland manager Michael ONeill is being courted by Scotland

Hearts’ Aaron Hughes urges Michael O’Neill to reject Scotland

Aaron Hughes insists Michael O’Neill has unfinished business with Northern Ireland who will do all in their power to fend off the bid by Scotland to make him their new national manager.

The SFA want to make Michael O'Neill the highest-paid manager in their history. Picture: PA.

SFA to open talks with Michael O’Neill as deal agreed with Irish FA

Talks between the Scottish Football Association and top target Michael O’Neill are 
set to take place after the governing body agreed compensation for the Northern Ireland boss.

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Steven Naismith has 45 caps for Scotland. Picture: John Devlin

Hearts join the race to sign ex-Rangers star Steven Naismith

Hearts are looking to sign former Kilmarnock and Rangers star Steven Naismith, The Scotsman understands.

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Alex McLeish ‘leading consortium keen on Charlton takeover bid’

Former Rangers and Scotland manager Alex McLeish is leading a consortium keen on buying League One side Charlton Athletic, according to reports.

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