McLeish factfile

A look at Alex McLeish's career following his appointment as Nottingham Forest manager.

1959: Born January 21, Glasgow.

1976: Joins Aberdeen to begin his professional career.

1980: Helps the Pittodrie club win Scottish championship and wins first Scotland cap against Portugal.

1982: Aberdeen win the Scottish Cup. McLeish plays as a second-half substitute in Scotland's 4-1 defeat by Brazil in the World Cup.

1983: Aberdeen retain Scottish Cup, and defeat Real Madrid 2-1 in Gothenburg to lift European Cup Winners' Cup.

1984: Aberdeen win the Scottish league and cup double for the first time.

1985: The Dons retain the championship and win the League Cup.

1986: Aberdeen win Scottish Cup against Hearts.

1989: Aberdeen win the League Cup after extra time against Rangers.

1990: Wins Scottish Cup again with the Dons in penalty shoot-out with Celtic and is voted player of the year. Plays for Scotland in all three World Cup group games - against Costa Rica, Sweden and Brazil.

1993: Makes 77th and final Scotland appearance against Malta.

1994: Takes over from Tommy McLean as manager of Motherwell after 17 years at Aberdeen.

1995: Guides Motherwell to second place in the top flight in his first season.

1998: Appointed manager of Hibernian but the club are relegated to Division One.

1999: Wins First Division title with Hibernian.

2001: Leads Hibernian into the Scottish Cup final against Celtic and to UEFA Cup qualification after finishing third in the SPL.

2001: December - Appointed manager of Rangers.

2002: March - Clinches first trophy as Rangers boss with 3-0 CIS Cup final win over Ayr United.

May - Celebrates cup double with 3-2 Scottish Cup win over Celtic.

2003: May - Rangers pip their Old Firm rivals to the SPL championship on goal difference before Scottish Cup win over Dundee.

2005: May - Guides Rangers to second SPL title in three years.

December - Becomes first manager to guide an SPL club to last 16 of the Champions League, where Rangers lose to Villarreal.

2006: February 9 - Rangers announce McLeish will leave at end of season.

2007: January 29 - Confirmed as new Scotland manager, replacing Walter Smith.

September 12 - Scotland stretch winning run to five games with 1-0 victory over France in Paris.

November 17 - Scotland lose 2-1 to Italy at Hampden and fail to qualify for Euro 2008.

November 27 - Resigns as Scotland manager.

November 28 - Unveiled as new manager of Birmingham.

2008: May 11 - Birmingham are relegated from Premier League.

2009: May - Guides Birmingham back to top flight at first attempt.

2011: February 27 - Leads Birmingham to Carling Cup triumph, beating Arsenal 2-1 in final at Wembley.

May 22 - Birmingham relegated from Premier League after 2-1 final-day defeat at Tottenham.

June 12 - McLeish resigns as Birmingham boss.

June 17 - Appointed manager of Aston Villa. His arrival is met by fan protests.

2012: May 14 - Sacked as manager of Villa, who finished just two points off relegation.

December 27 - Appointed manager of Nottingham Forest.