Whole team attacking – Issue 1 (August 2010)
Alex McLeish is a Scottish football legend who won a total of 21 trophies as a player and manager north of the border. McLeish had spells at Motherwell and Hibernian before being appointed by Glasgow Rangers in 2001 where he won both domestic cups in his first season, and the treble in 2003.
A stint in charge of the Scottish national team followed, including a notable win over France in Paris. McLeish went on to become the most successful Scotland manager ever – winning 70% of his matches.
McLeish moved south of the border in 2007 to join Birmingham City and success immediately followed with promotion to the Premier League in 2009.
He enjoyed a fantastic season in 2009/10, guiding Birmingham on a 12-game unbeaten run – a club record in the top division. The Blues ended the season in ninth place, resulting in the club’s highest finish for more than 50 years.
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