Dalglish paid as much as Sir Alex, Hughes outearns Allegri & Klopp

List of the world’s 30 best-paid managers is a huge eyebrow-raiser


Everyone assumes that the reluctance of UK managers to go abroad relates to the silly belief that British is always best, but a recently published list (yes, we’re a bit late) of the planet’s 30 highest earners reveals the real reason.

Premier League clubs, no matter how mediocre, are willing to spend barmy amounts to [...]

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They want their Villa back, but what defines Aston Villa-ness?

Not the man affectionately known as the dirty Bluenose b******


Alex McLeish was predictably lampooned as Aston Villa endured their fifth 0-0 draw with a bottom-half rival this season away to bottom club Wigan.

And along with the bland, worn-out cries of “you don’t know what you’re doing” came a chorus that similarly unpopular predecessor Gerard Houllier was once treated to: “we want our Villa [...]

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Three managers who won’t make it to the end of the season

This article is an Owen Coyle-free zone folks...


They might last beyond Christmas, but it’s going to be tough for these three under-pressure bosses to hang on until May…

Steve Kean (2/5 not to last season, Stan James)

Blackburn’s recent improvement – four losses in eight compared to five in seven, since you asked – reminds The Spoiler of our recent [...]

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legal action

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 [...]

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Controversial news

Alex McLeish is in a whole world of trouble with Birmingham

The Villa lot don’t seem too happy either…


Workers rights is something The Spoiler feels passionately about so we’re a bit conflicted with the whole Alex McLeish quitting thing – if he wants to resign and go for another job then surely he should be able to?

HOWEVER! [...]

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Manager transfer news

McLeish needs to watch his back and McClaren has to drop down a level

The new Aston Villa boss…


Alex McLeish has put the cat amongst the pigeons, the fox in the hen house and the sh*t in the fan by leaving Birmingham – despite the Blues sticking by him after he somehow managed to get them relegated.

Even worse than that, he [...]

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