There is confusion surrounding the future of Scotland manager Alex McLeish. The Daily Record reported that the Scotland boss was set to be sacked after some poor recent results.

At the time of writing, McLeish remains in charge of the national side. However, it might only be a matter of time until he leaves the post.

Should there be a vacancy, there is one name who could well be at the top of the list of replacements – Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes.

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McInnes has had plenty of success in his time at Aberdeen. He won the club its first trophy in almost 20 years, and has regularly finished second in the Premiership.

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He also has a chance at winning a trophy thus season, with a Scottish Cup semi-final on the agenda. However, perhaps he feels in the need for a new challenge.

He decided against leaving Aberdeen once before when Rangers came calling. Perhaps this time it will be a different story?

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McInnes has been at Aberdeen for a very long time, and maybe he feels that he can’t do any more than he can at the club.

A lot could depend on the Scottish Cup tie against Celtic. Should the Dons win the game, they have a great chance of winning a first Scottish Cup since 1990. A defeat though, would signal a fifth trophy less season in a row. That would perhaps be a good time for McInnes to move on.

Only time will tell though, and for the moment McInnes remains firmly in the Aberdeen hot seat.



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