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McLeish cools Reds rumours
05 Jun 2010 - 10:20:18
Birmingham Citymanager Alex McLeish has brushed off the media reports that suggest he is being lined up to fill the vacant Liverpool managerial position.
Following Rafael Benitez's departure on Thursday, McLeish has been tipped to plug the void but he has moved to dispel any fears the Midlands-based outfit may have over his future.
McLeish's representatives have entered into discussions with the club's hierarchy over a new deal with just one year remaining on his current terms and the Scot has insisted he has no intention of walking away.
Speaking to reporters, he said: "These things (contract talks) take time but, if we can get it done in the next few weeks, it would obviously give people peace of mind.
"One or two of the players have been asking me what's happening, but I'm bringing in people like Ben Foster, Nikola Zigic - and I wouldn't do that and then say 'adios' the next day."
Birmingham City vice-chairman Peter Pannu added: "I have touched base with Alex's representatives.
"We have had initial talks and we will talk again. If any club approached us for our manager, I would deal with it then - and no club has."