McLeish leaves Scotland role after Kazakhstan debacle

Alex McLeish has left his role as Scotland head coach after making a dreadful start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign last month with a 3-0 loss in Kazakhstan.

Scotland recorded a 2-0 win away to San Marino to recover some pride but the Scottish Football Association (SFA) still opted to end McLeish's second spell in charge after just 14 months.

McLeish led Scotland to promotion in their inaugural Nations League campaign last year but defeat in Kazakhstan piled pressure on the former Rangers boss.

And McLeish's departure was confirmed by the SFA on Thursday, with Scotland not returning to action until a double-header against Cyprus and Belgium in June.

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