ALEX McLEISH has agreed to return as manager of the Scotland international team on a two-year contract.

The former boss will be presented to the media at a press conference at Hampden Park today.

McLeish had been in talks with the SFA talks about a comeback to the role, 11 years after his first spell in charge.

The ex-Aberdeen star was first appointed Scotland gaffer in 2007, leaving his post less than a year in to take charge of Birmingham City after narrowly missing out on qualification for Euro 2008.

Michael O’Neill turned down the opportunity to succeed Gordon Strachan – who left his post in October after failure to reach this summer’s World Cup Finals in Russia – opting to extend his deal with Northern Ireland.

McLeish, who made 77 appearances for his country, has also managed Motherwell, Hibs, Rangers, Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Belgian side Genk and Egyptian club Zamalek.

Scotland play Costa Rica at Hampden on March 23 before an away game against Hungary four days later


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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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