Birmingham City are really not happy with Alex McLeish and Aston Villa
In simpler days…
Bloody hell, Birmingham City are not letting this one lie are they? If Alex McLeish and Aston Villa thought the signing of a contract this morning would be the end of the Battle of Birmingham, they’ve got another thing coming.
Here’s a terrifying statement posted on the Birmingham City website very recently…
“The fact that Alex McLeish has been appointed as manager of Aston Villa does not, in any way, mean that the legal dispute is over and Birmingham City Football Club maintains its stance and will vigorously pursue the matter.
“We are very disappointed with how the Club and its fans have been treated by Mr McLeish given the way we have supported him over the years and we are still looking into whether Aston Villa’s conduct has been in line with Premier League rules.
“As the Club is currently enforcing its legal right with Mr McLeish, the matter is in the hands of our lawyers, and it is therefore not appropriate for the Club to make any further comment at this stage.
“The Club will continue its full efforts on recruiting a new manager and hopes to make an appointment as soon as possible.”
To be perfectly honest, as much as it pains The Spoiler’s union-loving-left-leaning-half, we’re sort-of on Birmingham’s side.
We’re all for leaving a team for bigger and better things – it’s a job after all – but, after sticking with McLeish through two relegations, we can’t help but think that the Blues deserved a bit better.
Maybe that’s just us though? Thoughts?