Kris Boyd says Alex McLeish should leave Scotland job ‘as a legend’ and Steve Clarke deserves to be first choice replacement


Kris Boyd says Alex McLeish should leave Scotland job ‘as a legend’ and Steve Clarke deserves to be first choice replacement

Alex McLeish should leave his role as Scotland boss ‘as a legend of Scottish football’ and not the man who led the side ‘back to the doldrums’, according to Kris Boyd.

The Kilmarnock striker joined talkSPORT to share his reaction to the news of the manager’s sacking on Thursday afternoon.

McLeish’s second spell in charge at Hampden Park has come to an end following their disastrous start to their Euro 2020 qualifying campaign – suffering a humiliating 3-0 defeat to Kazakhstan.

Alex McLeish has been axed by Scotland after a series of poor performances

They followed that up with a 2-0 win over San Marino but the SFA have taken action, saying the team’s performances over the past year have been below expectations and that Scotland are ‘capable of achieving more’.

McLeish’s exit is a surprise to no one. The manager came under heavy fire from fans following the Kazakhstan defeat – regarded as one of the worst in the national team’s history by many including talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil and Ally McCoist.

But Boyd insists McLeish deserves respect and recognition from supporters given his achievements as a player.