Alex McLeish has provided one of the strangest stories of the year as it has emerged that his young son begged him to sign Lionel Messi for Glasgow Rangers.
That's right: little Jon McLeish lobbied his dad to take a serious look at a then-teenage player who "is going to be the best in the world".
Ths source of little Jon's insight? The Football Manager computer game, which he was addicted to at the time.
Rather than choose to play as his dad's then-club Rangers, Jon always chose Barcelona - and rather than splash out virtual money one established stars, he found it best to bring playersRead More »from How Alex McLeish blew the chance to sign the teenage Lionel Messi for Rangers