The Messiah was back! Or so the United faithful thought. Ally MacLeod returned to Ayr after the club lured him from his post at Scotland boss following the disastrous 1978 World Cup in Argentina.
However this reign only lasted 74 days before he left to take up the job at Motherwell. The short evening bulletins relayed the shock news that he agreed to move to the Lanarkshire side.
Even this short stint at the club proved to be successful as under his stewardship United charged up the First Division table, moving from 11th to 3rd.
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