Odds slashed on Scotland’s Alex McLeish to be sacked before June qualifiers

A disastrous 3-0 defeat for Scotland by Kazakhstan earlier today has manager Alex McLeish on the ropes after just one qualifying game...


What does Alex McLeish have in common with Borat? They both put Kazakhstan on the map, and look awful in mankinis.

But Big Eck might soon want to think about swimwear choices, as he could be jettisoned into extended holidays by the SFA following Scotland’s abysmal defeat to lowly Kazakhstan.

The shock result has already plunged Scotland’s Euro 2020 qualification campaign into chaos, and the bookmakers have responded.

Paddy Power now make it just 7/4 that McLeish won’t still be in charge by the time Cyprus visit Hampden Park in June. That’s in from 50/1 before this afternoon’s game.

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As for replacements, McLeish’s predecessor Gordon Strachan leads the betting (3/1), ahead of David Moyes (5/1) and Killie boss Steve Clarke (6/1).

Spokesman Paddy Power said: “As Borat might say, that was NAAT what Scotland were expecting.

“In fact, from watching the game, Borat might’ve done a better job in defence. And it might be only one game into the qualifying campaign, but the pressure is mounting hugely on McLeish – we’ve had to slash the odds on him losing his job before June.

“Now, anyone got a number for Wee Gordon..?”

3/1 Gordon Strachan
5/1 David Moyes
6/1 Steve Clarke
15/2 Malky MacKay
9/1 Derek McInnes
11/1 Craig Levein
14/1 Michael O’Neill
16/1 Alex Neil

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