Alex McLeish

Why have Scottish managers been so successful?

Why has Scotland produced so many of the best football managers in the world? Based on exclusive interviews with the men themselves, their players or close friends and family, authors Michael Grant and Rob Robertson reveal the huge contribution that Scottish managers like Sir Alex Ferguson, Sir Matt Busby, Bill Shankly, Jock Stein, Tommy Docherty, Jim McLean, Kenny Dalglish, George Graham, Walter Smith, Gordon Strachan, Alex McLeish and David Moyes, as well as a host of others, have made to the world game.

City's Brian Kidd may be another Ferguson 'Agent'

Envious Manchester United fans have often stated in their ‘wink, wink, nudge, nudge, I know something you don’t’ manner that Sir Alex Ferguson has a group of agents in charge of rival clubs to help him win Premiership titles. They allegedly include Sam Allardyce, Alex McLeish, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and goodness knows who else they may imagine in their tiny, little minds. Well here’s another one, Sir Alex has planted Manchester City assistant Brian Kidd at Eastlands because his former right hand man has hoisted the white flag by insisting that “The title is Manchester United’s to chuck away”. That’s it, Citeh are no longer title challengers this season because Kidd has surrendered his club’s chances.

City's Brian Kidd may be another Ferguson 'Agent'

Envious Manchester United fans have often stated in their ‘wink, wink, nudge, nudge, I know something you don’t’ manner that Sir Alex Ferguson has a group of agents in charge of rival clubs to help him win Premiership titles. They allegedly include Sam Allardyce, Alex McLeish, Steve Bruce, Mark Hughes and goodness knows who else they may imagine in their tiny, little minds. Well here’s another one, Sir Alex has planted Manchester City assistant Brian Kidd at Eastlands because his former right hand man has hoisted the white flag by insisting that “The title is Manchester United’s to chuck away”. That’s it, Citeh are no longer title challengers this season because Kidd has surrendered his club’s chances.