Birmingham Manager Alex McLeish Quits Club; He May Join Villa, Sky Reports
Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish resigned from the club, amid reports he may join arch-rival Aston Villa.
McLeish’s departure was announced on City’s website.
“Acting Chairman Peter Pannu received an e-mail resignation from McLeish earlier today,” the Blues said, adding that no further comment would be made at the moment.
McLeish, who joined City in November 2007, was unable to prevent relegation from English soccer’s elite Premier League last season. He led Birmingham to the League Cup title in February.
The Scot would welcome the opportunity to take charge at Midlands rival Villa, Sky Sports reported, citing sources it didn’t identify. The Villa post is vacant after the departure of Gerard Houllier amid health concerns.
Also today, Nottingham Forest said it terminated the contract of manager Billy Davies with immediate effect, ending the Scot’s 2 1/2-year spell at the Championship soccer club.
Forest, which finished sixth in the second-tier league last season and lost in the playoffs, is in talks with former England manager Steve McClaren about succeeding Davies, the club said on its website today
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