Convincing young footballers and their parents that Dundee FC provides the best pathway to a professional career will be a big part of Stephen Wright’s job description as the new head of academy.
Rab Douglas: Ideal scenario would have been Gordon Strachan at Dens but time to get behind Jim McIntyre
In football you very rarely get an ideal scenario and mine would have been to see Gordon Strachan at Dundee in some capacity.
Football managers in Dundee seem to be a lot like buses, you wait 11 months for one to get sacked and another follows shortly after.
Gordon Strachan may have had his faults as Scotland boss but he knew a player when he saw one.
Alex McLeish appointed Scotland manager: ‘I am relishing the challenge of leading us to a major tournament’
Alex McLeish said he is "relishing the challenge" of leading Scotland's national football team to a major tournament.
Every club has to make the right decisions for themselves but I can’t help but think that Falkirk may live to regret pulling the plug on their youth academy.
So Gordon Strachan and Scotland did part company after all but that leaves a big question unanswered.
I have been thinking about the Scottish football team because, well, hasn’t everybody?
Former Scotland boss Alex McLeish has become the first serious contender to enthusiastically throw his hat into the ring to be Gordon Strachan’s successor.
Gordon Strachan's theory that Scots footballers were genetically inferior proved to be his Gerald Ratner moment.