James McFadden 'looking forward' to Scotland role after Alex McLeish approach

Alex McLeish and James McFadden
James McFadden (right) scored three Scotland goals during Alex McLeish's first spell as national boss

James McFadden has held brief talks with new Scotland head coach Alex McLeish about joining the national team's backroom staff.

McFadden, who has 48 caps for Scotland, will hold more discussions next week, having played during McLeish's first spell as national boss.

"I've been approached to join the coaching staff with the national side," McFadden told BBC Scotland.

"It's something I'm looking forward to, but it's not been sorted yet."

The 34-year-old previously held a coaching role with Motherwell.

McLeish, 59, told BBC Radio Scotland's Sportsound he had "spoken to a few people" about coaching roles, and McFadden hopes to be part of the backroom team.

"He's asked me to be part of his staff and all going well, that will be the case," McFadden said of his meeting with McLeish.

'I’ve been approached to join the coaching staff with the national team'

The Scots face Costa Rica and Hungary in friendly matches next month, and McLeish hopes to finalises his coaching staff shortly.

"I'm hopeful that I can make some kind of progress in the coming week," he said.

"I'm coming back [to Scotland] on Tuesday and I'll be going full on into everything I can do in terms of getting the guys in and also looking ahead to the friendly games."

Former Motherwell forward McFadden was signed by Birmingham City from Everton during McLeish's tenure as Blues boss.

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