I don’t really follow the football in the UK, but it surpises me how often managers are held accountable for a team’s performance. I get that as a manager they are responsible for the team as a collection, but is there no argument against the team itself as well as the manager?
McLeish was under pressure from day one and didn’t have the capacity to deal with it. It was painful to watch at times. It’s now over, but the old problems remain at Hampden. It’s not just about who the next manager should be, it’s about who can be trusted to appoint that new manager.
22 years without a major tournament appearance. With a record like this, I’d say it’s less about who can be trusted and more about who would want such a position.