JAMES McFADDEN, hero of the Tartan Army, is poised to join the Scotland set-up after confirming an approach from the SFA.

The former Motherwell, Everton and Birmingham striker, who scored the famous winner against France in Paris in 2008, will become a coach under Alex McLeish.

McFadden earned the last of his 48 caps in 2010 and played under McLeish during the former Rangers gaffer’s first spell in charge of of the international team.

The duo also linked up at St Andrews and McFadden is looking forward to working with him again.

He said: “I’ve been approached to join the coaching staff with the national side and I’m due to meet with Alex McLeish at some point next week, so it’s something I’m looking forward to.

“Alex has asked me to be part of his staff and, all going well, then that will be the case. “


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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