Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish is arguably Scotland’s greatest ever player.
Could he also become Scotland’s greatest ever manager?
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When Scotland sacked their national team manager Craig Levein yesterday, the press reeled off a list of tired names who seem to be associated with every vacancy going.
Joe Jordan, Owen Coyle, Alex McLeish (again) and Walter Smith (again).
None of those names are particularly inspiring, and it is worth bearing in mind that with the likes of Gary Caldwell, James McArthur, Darren Fletcher, James Forrest, Barry Bannan, Robert Snodgrass, Jordan Rhodes, Steven Fletcher and Steven Naismith, this is the best Scotland generation in at least a decade.
They need the right head coach to help them reach their potential.
There was glaring omission from that list of managerial candidates, who is Scottish, not currently under contract at a club, an experienced and proven winner, and as Scotland’s best ever player it is fair to say he would be quite an inspiration to their players.
That man is Kenny Dalglish, veteran of Celtic and Liverpool, and former boss of those two as well as Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United.
He is the one that Scotland should approach to take the reins of the national team, and unless the Liverpool job was his last in football, managing his country would be a fitting finale to a great career.
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