TEN games, seven wins.

It is a record that no Scotland manager has matched before or since, giving Alex McLeish a 70 per cent win rate in charge of the national team before his departure for Birmingham City.

However, the former Rangers boss’ spell was not enough to see Scotland qualify for Euro 2008, with painful defeats to Georgia and Italy ultimately ending the nation’s hopes.

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McLeish returned to the Scotland hotseat today, 11 years on from the memorable exploits of his first spell.

He took over from Walter Smith four games into the qualifying campaign, with the Tartan Army having recorded wins against Faroe Islands, Lithuania and France before falling to defeat away to Ukraine.

Here is the story of what happened next during McLeish's eventful year at the helm. 

24 March 2007

Scotland 2-1 Georgia (Euro 2008)

28 March 2007

Italy 2-0 Scotland (Euro 2008)

30 May 2007

Austria 0-1 Scotland (Friendly)

Evening Times:

Garry O’Connor was on target for Scotland in Austria

6 June 2007

Faroe Islands 0-2 Scotland (Euro 2008)

22 August 2007

Scotland 1-0 South Africa (Friendly)

8 September 2007

Scotland 3-1 Lithuania (Euro 2008)

12 September 2007

France 0-1 Scotland (Euro 2008)

13 October 2007

Scotland 3-1 Ukraine (Euro 2008)

17 October 2007

Georgia 2-0 Scotland (Euro 2008)

17 November 2007

Scotland 1-2 Italy (Euro 2008)