Alex McLeish says he "wasn't champing at the bit" to get back into football. He's enjoyed the break, been a professional supporter for a few months and "kept his finger on the pulse".
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Speaking on the BBC's Andrew Marr Show, he said that voters may not have got to know Mr Nuttall well enough.
It will start to become wet and windy.
Some rain tonight, but turning drier by the morning.