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6 managers who went back

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Alex McLeish is set for a second spell as Scotland boss.

Alex McLeish has been installed as the new Scotland manager for a second time, Press Association Sport understands.

The former Rangers, Birmingham and Aston Villa boss, who succeeds Gordon Strachan, oversaw 10 games in charge of the national team during his first spell in 2007.

Here, Press Association Sport looks at how other high-profile homecomings have fared.

Jose Mourinho

Jose Mourinho returned to Chelsea in 2013 after a trophy-laden first spell (John Walton/PA)

Kenny Dalglish

Kenny Dalglish, right, won the League Cup with Liverpool in 2012
Kenny Dalglish, right, won the League Cup with Liverpool in 2012 (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Sir Matt Busby

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Sir Matt Busby served as Manchester United manager, director and president
Sir Matt Busby served as Manchester United manager, director and president (Peter Robinson/Empics)

Kevin Keegan

Kevin Keegan's second spell as Newcastle manager lasted only eight months
Kevin Keegan’s second spell as Newcastle manager lasted only eight months (Chris Radburn/PA)

Steve McClaren

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Steve McClaren led FC Twente to the Eredivisie title in his second year
Steve McClaren led FC Twente to the Eredivisie title in his second year (Mike Egerton/Empics)

Howard Kendall

Howard Kendall also played for Everton
Howard Kendall also played for Everton (PA)

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