FORMER Rangers boss Dick Advocaat is interested in becoming Scotland international manager.

The 71-year-old Dutchman has indicated to the SFA he’s keen to discuss the prospects of succeeding Alex McLeish who was sacked last week, according to the Sun.

Advocaat quit as Director of Football at Ibrox in 2002 after Big Eck had taken over as team manager the previous year after quitting Hibs.

He will leave Utrecht when his contract expires this summer and is clearly looking to return to international management after previous spells at Holland, Belgium, Russia, Serbia and South Korea.

The veteran coach has had three spells in charge of the Dutch and led them to the World Cup quarter-finals in 1994 and the semi-finals of Euro 2004.

He also won a clean sweep of domestic honours with Gers in his first season at Ibrox in 1998/99.

It is reported Advocaat has told the SFA he would be willing to work with a young Scottish backroom staff if he landed the job.
Steve Clarke, Derek McInnes and Scot Gemmill have all been mentioned while David Moyes and Jack Ross are also possibles in the frame.

Ex-England boss Sven-Goran Eriksson has also been linked with the post, as Scotzine reported yesterday.


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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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