Last Updated: 27/12/12 9:25pm
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.