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The Scottish footballer and manager, Alistair ‘Ally’ MacLeod (1931-2004), is best known as the manager of Scotland’s national team during the years 1977-78, and especially during its appearance at the 1978 FIFA World Cup, held in Argentina. During that tournament, the team scored a 3-2 victory against the Netherlands, but was still eliminated on goal difference. Though MacLeod resigned soon after, he stated in his 1979 autobiography, that ‘I am a very good manager who just happened to have a few disastrous days, once upon a time, in Argentina’. Beginning his professional career with Third Lanarck in 1949, he played for four other Scottish League teams, including Ayr United, which he subsequently managed. He would go on to manage four further Scottish League teams.