Former Rangers boss ready for management return

September 21, 2006

Former Rangers boss Alex McLeish has revealed he is ready for a return to management.

The former Scotland international has been taking a sabbatical from the game following his departure from Ibrox at the end of last season.

But McLeish - who has been linked with the vacant Leeds United job - is now keen on a quick return to football.

He said: 'There's no doubt about it, I am getting itchy feet again.

'Sometimes it doesn't feel right not to be involved anymore.

'If there is an extraordinary offer and it's an offer I really, really fancy, then things can change in an instant.'

Speaking of his break over the summer, he added: 'It has let me recharge the batteries before I get back into the game.

'Hopefully, when I do, I can be as enthusiastic as I was when I first walked up that marble staircase (at Ibrox).'

McLeish is preparing to fly to Ireland to watch the Ryder Cup before thinking about his future plans.

He told BBC Scotland: 'You think about it (returning to management) all the time.

'It is good to have a break away from the pressure. That is only human.

'Hopefully, it won't be too long, if there are offers out there that I want to take, before I get right back into it.

'It won't be immediately, as I am off to the Ryder Cup this week.

'There are always invitations and maybe I can think seriously about them after the Ryder Cup.'