Alex McLeish

Alex McLeish

Interview: Alex McLeish, Birmingham City FC manager

Despite tough times at Birmingham, McLeish relishes the pressures he must overcome

'Resilient' Birmingham on the rise

Birmingham boss Alex McLeish praised his team's resilience in securing a point at Everton which moved them out of the Barclays Premier League relegation zone.

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Big Eck hoping to fulfil ambitions at Birmingham

Alex McLEISH wants to satisfy his desire for success in football with Birmingham - starting with Sunday's Carling Cup final with Arsenal at Wembley.

McLeish eyes Carling glory

Alex McLeish wants to bring silverware to Birmingham but admits it would be a "disaster" if it came at the expense of their Premier League status.

Alex McLeish defends Scotland striker

Alex McLeish has defended James McFadden after he came in for criticism from Scotland manager Craig Levein and says he 'deserves respect'.

Peter Grant unveiled as Alex McLeish's assistant

Birmingham City have appointed former Celtic assistant manager Peter Grant as first-team coach at St Andrew's.

Hearts boss in Brum rush for friendly clash

HEARTS manager Jim Jefferies has approached his Birmingham City counterpart Alex McLeish about a possible pre-season friendly between the clubs at Tynecastle.

Alex McLeish in talks over new contract

BIRMINGHAM manager Alex McLeish is in talks over a new contract and vice-chairman Peter Pannu believes an agreement is close. McLeish, whose contract expires in 18 months, met with Pannu and chief executive Michael Dunford on Monday to discuss terms for a new deal.

Lack of killer touch has cost City, says McLeish

ALEX McLeish says Birmingham City's failure to display the killer touch in home matches has been a major downfall in their battle for survival in the Barclays Premier League.

McLeish on attack over Blatter's interfering

BIRMINGHAM manager Alex McLeish has hit out at Fifa president Sepp Blatter's decision to investigate Martin Taylor's leg-breaking tackle on Arsenal striker Eduardo da Silva.

Shattered Taylor cheered by messages of support

ALEX McLEISH has revealed Birmingham defender Martin Taylor is "mentally shattered" after the trauma of accidentally breaking the leg of Arsenal and Croatia striker Eduardo da Silva during the Barclays Premier League clash at St Andrews.

McLeish likes Zarate's swagger

BIRMINGHAM's latest signing Mauro Zarate has set his sights on making as big an impact on the Barclays Premier League as fellow Argentine Carlos Tevez.

McLeish factor proves decisive as McFadden signs for £5m

BIRMINGHAM City new boys James McFadden and David Murphy revealed it was the "Alex McLeish factor" that lured them both to St Andrews.

McLeish eagerly awaiting arrival of McFadden

ALEX McLeish hopes to be formally reunited today with the man who lit up his tenure as Scotland manager after Birmingham City agreed a fee in the region of £5.5 million with Everton for the transfer of James McFadden.

Gold admits Yeung's Blues bid is 'dead'

BIRMINGHAM chairman David Gold has admitted that he and co-owner David Sullivan have been bracing themselves for "many weeks" for the collapse of the takeover bid by Carson Yeung.

I wanted McSheffrey for Scotland, says McLeish

NEW Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish has admitted he investigated the possibility of enlisting Blues midfielder Gary McSheffrey's services when he was Scotland coach.

Scots top wanted list for McLeish in January

NEW Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has indicated his desire to recruit players from north of the Border as he looks to strengthen his squad when the transfer window opens next month.

That old McLeish magic gives Birmingham much-needed lift

THAT fortune favours the brave is a saying which earns validation where Alex McLeish is concerned, since no-one can say he did not display courage in a career during which he amassed 77 international caps for Scotland.

Big Eck brings in the X Factor

ALEX McLeish must have wondered where everybody had gone. A Friday press conference and just a handful of journalists, a small gathering from the dailies and the Sundays, a camera crew or two, nothing like the circus he was used to in his last incarnation as a club manager.

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