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Aston Villa want to name former Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish as new manager within days

The highly inflammatory move is likely to be met with an injunction from Birmingham City, McLeish’s former employers. They are demanding £5.4 million, in line with his contract, following his resignation by email on Sunday.

Birmingham do not expect McLeish to return as their manager but do want to receive recompense. They have already started the process of recruiting a replacement, drawing up a six-strong shortlist.

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RedDragan1959d ago

Yup, hire a manager who's only experience in the Premier League is relegation. Plenty of good managers in the lower divisions not getting the chances they deserve, and then people wonder why England doesn't have good managers?

The answer... they are all trapped in the Championship, League One and League Two.

zootang1959d ago

erm... he won the Carling cup.

Sahil1959d ago

I think he has the potential to manage a top-7 club, i personally feel that.

Anderson81959d ago

and the say players have no loyalty..