McLeod made U-turn on leaving Ross County for Clachnacuddin
Sandy McLeod admits he initially knocked back Clachnacuddin’s managerial advances to remain part of Ross County’s youth set-up.
But the new Lilywhites manager had a change of heart after talking it over with some friends in football who warned that he might regret passing up the opportunity.
McLeod, who was the captain that led Clach to a famous league and cup double in 2003/04, spent six years with the Dingwall club’s community operation and, more recently, coaching their under-14s.
In the end, the chance of a first full managerial job proved too enticing.
McLeod said: “I never applied, but Clach asked if I was interested. I thought about it and got back to them saying it wasn’t for me.
“But I spoke to a couple of other boys who felt I would probably regret it if I didn’t go back and speak to them.
“Thankfully, Clach still wanted me and, on Friday last week, I got the job.”