Deal leaves McLeish buzzing

07 October 2009 07:34
Alex McLeish is relishing the prospect of increased investment following the takeover of Birmingham City by Carson Yeung. Hong Kong billionaire Yeung's Grandtop Holdings investment company took their shareholding past the 90 per cent mark on Tuesday. His £80million acquisition of the Blues signals an end to the St Andrew's reign of David Sullivan, Ralph Gold and David Gold, although the latter is set to remain with the club as chairman. Yeung's buyout means that 10 of the 20 Premier League clubs are now in foreign ownership. "There is a buzz about the place," said McLeish. "It is exciting times and something I've great anticipation for. "I am looking forward to working with the new owners. I am ambitious and they are ambitious and, of course, if there is money to spend, we would welcome it. "We are looking forward to a new era. The fans are anticipating another step forward." Former Scotland boss McLeish is believed to have been reassured that his job is safe despite the change in ownership.

Source: ESA