Scotland: Alex McLeish's successor as national team boss could be appointed within fortnight

Bruce Arena and David Beckham
Bruce Arena (right) is understood to be under consideration by the Scottish FA

The Scottish FA could find a successor to Alex McLeish as Scotland manager within the next fortnight.

Chief executive Ian Maxwell is leading the hunt for McLeish's replacement after he exited earlier this month.

That process is set to end this week with Maxwell's shortlist presented to the board, who will decide whether to appoint an interim or permanent boss.

Former United States head coach Bruce Arena is believed to be under consideration for the job.

Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes, Kilmarnock's Steve Clarke and former Everton and Manchester United boss David Moyes are also in the frame.

Arena, 67, spent six years in charge of the USA until 2008, before returning for a further year in 2016 after leaving LA Galaxy.

Current Scotland Under-21 coach Scot Gemmill and the SFA performance director Malky Mackay are in the running, but either could also step in on an interim basis.

McLeish left his post after Euro 2020 qualifying commenced with a 3-0 defeat in Kazakhstan before a concerning 2-0 win over San Marino, the lowest-ranked team in the Fifa standings.

Scotland face Cyprus and Belgium in June in Euro 2020 qualifying.

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