Alex McLeish

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birminghammail
What Gary Gardner must do to get games for Villa this seasonYou almost have to say it over and over to make it sink in: five-and-a-half yea
birminghammail / Posted 6 days ago
You almost have to say it over and over to make it sink in: five-and-a-half years ago. It was on the day when then-boss Alex McLeish bamboozled a star-studded Chelsea outfit on New Year’s Eve in 2011 as Villa somehow won 3-1. Fast-forward to... Read more
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8d
Manchester United
When Manchester United bosses are reunited with former playersand Scotland national team emerged as the top goalkeeping target for Alex Fergu
Manchester United / Posted 8 days ago
and Scotland national team emerged as the top goalkeeping target for Alex Ferguson in 1988. Although there was interest in Alex McLeish and Joe Miller, Leighton was the only Aberdeen man brought to Old Trafford by the boss, who had bided his time... Read more
11d
birminghammail
Birmingham City transfer news and rumoursAlex McLeish says he became a ‘wee bit bored’ waiting for the right opportunity
birminghammail / Posted 11 days ago
Alex McLeish says he became a ‘wee bit bored’ waiting for the right opportunity to come along in England which prompted him to sample management abroad. The former Birmingham City boss hasn’t managed on these shores since leaving his post at... Read more
12d
birminghammail
Former Blues boss Alex McLeish: 'I was a wee bit bored'Alex McLeish says he became a ‘wee bit bored’ waiting for the right opportunity
birminghammail / Posted 12 days ago
Alex McLeish says he became a ‘wee bit bored’ waiting for the right opportunity to come along in England which prompted him to sample management abroad. The former Birmingham City boss hasn’t managed on these shores since leaving his post at... Read more
13d
HITC Sport
Stylish, good player: 58-year-old speaks highly of new Rangers signing Alex McLeish has showered praise on Graham Dorrans, who joined Rangers on a thr
HITC Sport / Posted 13 days ago
Alex McLeish has showered praise on Graham Dorrans, who joined Rangers on a three-year deal from Norwich City earlier this week, as confirmed by the club. Dorrans, who previously played for West Bromwich Albion, said that signing for Rangers is a... Read more
13d
HITC Sport
Biggest goal: Alex McLeish has an advise for Rangers concerning Celtic Former Rangers manager, Alex McLeish says that the Gers should not worry about
HITC Sport / Posted 13 days ago
Former Rangers manager, Alex McLeish says that the Gers should not worry about stopping Celtic’s march towards tenth title in a row. McLeish feels that catching up with Celtic is much beyond Rangers at present, but a more realistic target will be to... Read more
13d
EveningTimes Online
Alex McLeish hopes that "leaders" Alves and Dorrans can pull Rangers up off the floorat the hands of Progres Niederkorn, in the knowledge that none would be palatab
EveningTimes Online / Posted 13 days ago
at the hands of Progres Niederkorn, in the knowledge that none would be palatable to an irate and embarrassed support. Alex McLeish knows what it is like to carry the weight of expectation that comes with that job and while he has no definitive... Read more
14d
birminghammail
the week that wasfor a then record fee for a teenager. He had spells too at Newcastle and West
birminghammail / Posted 14 days ago
for a then record fee for a teenager. He had spells too at Newcastle and West Ham, and played a significant role under Alex McLeish in Blues’ top half finish in 2010 and the winning over silverware a year later - he scored in the dramatic 3-1... Read more
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14d
Vavel
Reports suggest Middlesbrough have £5 million bid for Newcastle United keeper Karl Darlow rejectedwith Nottingham Forest and finally broke through into the first team in the 201
Vavel / Posted 14 days ago
with Nottingham Forest and finally broke through into the first team in the 2012/13 season after being given a chance by Alex McLeish. He was rewarded with a four-year deal in 2013 and also became Billy Davies' first choice keeper following his... Read more
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14d
Futn Soccer
Scottish legend blasts Rangers’ decision to appoint Pedro Caixinhathey needed to take such a gamble. They could have got a safe pair of hands, so
Futn Soccer / Posted 14 days ago
they needed to take such a gamble. They could have got a safe pair of hands, someone who knew the club. Derek McInnes or Alex McLeish for example. “They needed someone to stabilise things as everything was moving in the right direction. But with... Read more
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14d
EveningTimes Online
George Burley: Don't blame Pedro for the state of Rangers - blame the board that appointed himon the replacement for Mark Warburton when there were perfect candidates in fro
EveningTimes Online / Posted 14 days ago
on the replacement for Mark Warburton when there were perfect candidates in front of their eyes. He feels a return for Alex McLeish or a move for Aberdeen’s Derek McInnes would have been infinitely more sensible to take Rangers forward. As a... Read more
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14d
heraldscotland
George Burley: Don't blame Pedro for the state of Rangers - blame the board that appointed himand it’s not right for the Scottish game or for Rangers. “An option as a safe
heraldscotland / Posted 14 days ago
and it’s not right for the Scottish game or for Rangers. “An option as a safe pair of hands would have been someone like Alex McLeish, surely? “They could have had a young boss working with him. “They could have brought in a young Scottish... Read more
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15d
Futn Soccer
Alex McLeish questions Pedro Caixinha’s summer signingsAlex McLeish is no stranger to making waves in the football world, the former R
Futn Soccer / Posted 15 days ago
Alex McLeish is no stranger to making waves in the football world, the former Rangers manager has, after all, managed both Aston Villa and Birmingham City. And McLeish has now gone on to controversially back current Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha... Read more
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15d
birminghammail
Joe Hart: The career so far of the keeper interesting Villapre-season training in Westendorf, Austria, with new signings Barry Ferguson (L
birminghammail / Posted 15 days ago
pre-season training in Westendorf, Austria, with new signings Barry Ferguson (L) and Joe Hart (R). Pictured with manager Alex McLeish (C). Credit: Tim Easthope / newsteam.co.uk 20/7/2009. It wasn’t really until 2009 when he signed for Birmingham... Read more
16d
vitalfootball co uk
McLeish Calls For Caixinha Backingshocking Europa League exit on Tuesday was made clear, calls of 'you're not fit
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 16 days ago
shocking Europa League exit on Tuesday was made clear, calls of 'you're not fit to wear the shirt' could be heard. Alex McLeish knows the Luxembourg shocker shouldn't be played down as it's arguably the worst result in the clubs history but... Read more
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16d
Daily Record
Galaxy of Rangers stars facing huge tax bills after EBT saga endsthat the footballing authorities in Scotland will wish to review this matter. C
Daily Record / Posted 16 days ago
that the footballing authorities in Scotland will wish to review this matter. Celtic awaits the outcome of their review.” Alex McLeish, EBT value: £1.7million, Tax owed: £850,000 Midfielder arrived at Ibrox in 2004 and spent two years there.... Read more
17d
sportsmole
Alex McLeish: 'Rangers fans must keep faith in Pedro Caixinha'Alex McLeish has urged Rangers fans to back Pedro Caixinha after their Europa L
sportsmole / Posted 17 days ago
Alex McLeish has urged Rangers fans to back Pedro Caixinha after their Europa League humiliation at the hands of Luxembourg club Progres Niederkorn. Gers lost 2-1 on aggregate in the first round of Europa League qualifying after a 2-0 defeat in the... Read more
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17d
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press
Norwich City top 100 appearance – Bryan Gunn (4): Big character personified golden era for the Canariesus. The best player you played with? Right back to the beginning of my Norwic
EDP24 - Eastern Daily Press / Posted 17 days ago
us. The best player you played with? Right back to the beginning of my Norwich career, Steve Bruce. I’d played with Alex McLeish and Willie Miller and they were stalwarts in Alex Ferguson’s team there. Unfortunately Steve was only here for... Read more
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Norwich Evening News 24
Norwich City top 100 appearance – Bryan Gunn (4): Big character personified golden era for the Canariesus. The best player you played with? Right back to the beginning of my Norwic
Norwich Evening News 24 / Posted 17 days ago
us. The best player you played with? Right back to the beginning of my Norwich career, Steve Bruce. I’d played with Alex McLeish and Willie Miller and they were stalwarts in Alex Ferguson’s team there. Unfortunately Steve was only here for... Read more
19d
Scotsman
Andy Murray reveals his favourite footballer is Hibs legend1991 as well as three French league titles - played for Hibs between 1999 and 2
Scotsman / Posted 19 days ago
1991 as well as three French league titles - played for Hibs between 1999 and 2001, after he wasa brought to the club by Alex McLeish. After he hung up his boots, he took the reins as manager, but in an ill-fated spell without a league win and... Read more
19d
birminghammail
Dutch encouragement; Lee Bowyer's new jobfor a then record fee for a teenager. He had spells too at Newcastle and West
birminghammail / Posted 19 days ago
for a then record fee for a teenager. He had spells too at Newcastle and West Ham, and played a significant role under Alex McLeish in Blues’ top half finish in 2010 and the winning over silverware a year later - he scored in the dramatic 3-1... Read more
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20d
birminghammail
Blues Carling Cup winner lands Football League coaching rolefor a then record fee for a teenager. He had spells too at Newcastle and West
birminghammail / Posted 20 days ago
for a then record fee for a teenager. He had spells too at Newcastle and West Ham, and played a significant role under Alex McLeish in Blues’ top half finish in 2010 and the winning over silverware a year later - he scored in the dramatic 3-1... Read more
20d
birminghammail
Transfer news and rumours: Roberts reaction; Blues friends reunited;with Roberts, and in many ways it is a better deal.Read More David Stockdale h
birminghammail / Posted 20 days ago
with Roberts, and in many ways it is a better deal.Read More David Stockdale has signed for Aston Villa, well at least Alex McLeish thinks he has. The former Birmingham City and Villa boss made an embarrassing gaffe on Sky Sports today when he... Read more
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21d
birminghammail
Oops!David Stockdale has signed for Aston Villa, well at least Alex McLeish thinks h
birminghammail / Posted 21 days ago
David Stockdale has signed for Aston Villa, well at least Alex McLeish thinks he has. The former Birmingham City and Villa boss made an embarrassing gaffe on Sky Sports today when he got his two old clubs mixed up. He was asked what he thought of... Read more
22d
Futn Soccer
Alex McLeish believes that potential major signing will be a hit at Aston VillaAlex McLeish believes that the addition of John Terry would be valuable to the
Futn Soccer / Posted 22 days ago
Alex McLeish believes that the addition of John Terry would be valuable to the Aston Villa side. Villa are currently listed as one of the favorites to sign the Chelsea legend, with some sources claiming that he prefers a move to Villa Park. After... Read more
22d
birminghammail
Blues transfer news and rumours: Roberts bids; target moves elsewhereChemnitzer FC and made 12 starts in all competitions and 17 appearances in all.
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
Chemnitzer FC and made 12 starts in all competitions and 17 appearances in all.Read More Former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish believes ‘shrewd signings’ will be key to Blues’ success this season. The 58-year-old, who will forever be... Read more
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22d
birminghammail
Villa news and rumours: Midfielder wants out; 'target' goes elsewhereare in for a similarly long wait.But what numbers are available for those that
birminghammail / Posted 22 days ago
are in for a similarly long wait.But what numbers are available for those that arrive at B6 in the coming months?Read More Alex McLeish believes John Terry’s experience could be invaluable to Aston Villa. The former Villa boss told talkSPORT that... Read more
23d
birminghammail
Alex McLeish discusses what John Terry would bring to Aston VillaAlex McLeish believes John Terry’s experience could be invaluable to Aston Vill
birminghammail / Posted 23 days ago
Alex McLeish believes John Terry’s experience could be invaluable to Aston Villa. The former Villa boss told talkSPORT that even at 36-years-old, Terry could play an important part in the Championship. Villa are regarded as favourites to sign the... Read more
23d
birminghammail
Birmingham boss believes this issue will define Blues' seasonFormer Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish believes ‘shrewd signings’ will be
birminghammail / Posted 23 days ago
Former Birmingham City manager Alex McLeish believes ‘shrewd signings’ will be key to Blues’ success this season. The 58-year-old, who will forever be remembered for leading the club to the Carling Cup and relegation in 2011, told talkSPORT Harry... Read more
23d
HITC Sport
Alex McLeish believes Caixinha has made a wrong decision at RangersAlex McLeish has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcas
HITC Sport / Posted 23 days ago
Alex McLeish has told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast Show, which was broadcast on TalkSPORT on 29th June, that he feels Glasgow Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha is treating Barrie McKay incorrectly. However, McLeish insists that if he was in charge of... Read more
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Daily Record
The day terror came to Scotland - the Glasgow Airport attack 10 year onCouncil and local coach companies helped bus the passengers to the SECC in Glas
Daily Record / Posted 25 days ago
Council and local coach companies helped bus the passengers to the SECC in Glasgow. The then Scotland manager Alex McLeish and 90 foreign nationals who had just arrived in Scotland were among those questioned. Inside the eerily quiet... Read more
26d
birminghammail
The story of Stephen Warnock's Aston Villa declineMc If the previous change in the dugout set back Warnock's claret and blue car
birminghammail / Posted 26 days ago
Mc If the previous change in the dugout set back Warnock's claret and blue career then this one gave him a fresh start. Alex McLeish, who took over after serious health problems forced Houllier to step down, preferred to lean on the experienced... Read more
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27d
birminghammail
Villa blog: Bruce must ditch Gabby bromance to plot promotionpeople’s minds has been at the forefront of Bruce’s thoughts since he took the
birminghammail / Posted 27 days ago
people’s minds has been at the forefront of Bruce’s thoughts since he took the Villa job. He didn’t want become another Alex McLeish. The opportunity was there to make history and become a much loved figure if he could rebuild the club and earn... Read more
28d
vitalfootball co uk
Dorrans Willing To Take Wage Cut For Rangers Moveso I`ve followed them throughout their careers. "Dorrans would be a great addi
vitalfootball co uk / Posted 28 days ago
so I`ve followed them throughout their careers. "Dorrans would be a great addition and one of the things I`ve spoken to Alex McLeish about is that Rangers needs guys who know the club. Dorrans is steeped in that and I`m led to believe he`s... Read more
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EveningTimes Online
Former Ranger Alex Rae concerned by Pedro Caixinha's foreign legionso I’ve followed them throughout their careers. “Dorrans would be a great addi
EveningTimes Online / Posted 28 days ago
so I’ve followed them throughout their careers. “Dorrans would be a great addition and one of the things I’ve spoken to Alex McLeish about is that Rangers needs guys who know the club. Dorrans is steeped in that and I’m led to believe he’s... Read more
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