McLeish looks south for next job
There was a palpable sense of relief around Rangers' Murray Park training complex yesterday following this week's announcement of Alex McLeish's departure at the end of the season. As the team prepared for tomorrow's Old Firm match at Ibrox mens, the manager had the demeanour of a man who is content with life.
Rangers best mens canada goose parka enter tomorrow's match 18 points behind their city rivals, but after a season of gross underperformance on the domestic front, McLeish is hoping to go out on a high with further success in the Champions League.
"I'm very comfortable with things," said McLeish. "I know everybody else will have their own opinions and put their own spin on things, but I'm glad there is transparency now best canada goose jacket womens for the wellbeing of Rangers. The club is bigger than any individuals, managers will come and go, and I spoke to the chairman as far back as last summer about the possibility of best canada goose jacket for men leaving. It's buy canada goose coat uk been a demanding time, but I wouldn't have changed it for anything."
A lack of European success has haunted McLeish, and he revealed he only decided not to resign before canada goose coat 1000 bulbs the start of this season in the hope of attaining that objective.
The decision to replace McLeish has been accelerated canada goose coat 1000 bulbs garland by the club's shortcomings at home, can you wash a canada goose coat benefits of canada goose jacket but the manager is very pleased season's history-making progression to the last 16 of the Champions League. "The European thing was always important for me," he added. "I don't want any Rangers fan to think that was my only objective this season, because it's been difficult for us to maintain every challenge, but I did think buy canada goose jacket nyc before canada goose coat 1000 calorie diets the start of the season that if we could have a good run in Europe it may be the right time for me to go."
McLeish has ambitions to manage in the Premiership, but "doubts" he will be with another club for the start of next season. He said: "I don't think I could manage in Scotland again. I'm a Rangers man and it would be difficult for me to work anywhere in Scotland after Rangers."
Hearts players will consider asking the Scottish Professional Footballers' Association for help if they do not receive the answers they want from the club's majority shareholder Vladimir Romanov, according to their goalkeeper Craig Gordon. A squad delegation will meet with the Lithuanian businessman after the visit of Aberdeen. The Scotland international said: "If we do not get the answers, we will take it from there."