Alex McLeish furious following rift with Birmingham board on £1m deal

02 September 2010 11:35
Furious: McLeish

Alex McLeish has fallen out with his Birmingham board after being accused of greed over contract talks.

The former Scotland manager is furious about a jibe by vice-chairman Peter Pannu, right-hand man of owner Carson Yeung, that he is 'no Mourinho'.

Talks on a new contract for McLeish, who won promotion and then took the club to ninth place on a shoestring budget last season, have been going on for months without any sign of agreement.

He is currently on around £750,000 a year and wants a rise to £1million, but Pannu said: 'He is asking for a very large amount of money which I was not prepared to meet.'

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Source: Daily_Mail