FORMER Scotland boss Alex McLeish is in contention to succeed Kenny Jackett at Millwall after applying for the vacant manager's job, NewsAtDen understands.
McLeish has told the Lions he is ready to return to management after leaving Nottingham Forest in February and is hoping to be called for an interview by the board next week.
The 54-year-old, who can list Motherwell, Hibernian, Rangers, Birmingham City and Aston Villa amongst his former employers, certainly has the experience to qualify him for the hotseat at The Den – but he would want a big budget to work with.
The Glaswegian has clocked up nearly 800 games as manager with a win percentage of 46%. He parted company with Forest just 40 days into the job after what he described as "a difference of understanding of development strategy" with their new owners.
Meanwhile, it is understood Millwall have had several surprise applications from abroad and could even stage a round of interviews in Europe to cater for the global interest in the post.
The Lions' directors are still in the process of drawing up their shortlist and hope to have agreed upon a pool of candidates to speak to by next Monday.
They will be keeping a close eye on the League One and League Two play-off finals over the weekend, with Yeovil's Gary Johnson, Brentford's Uwe Rosler, Bradford's Phil Parkinson and Northampton's Aidy Bothroyd all likely to be in the running.