Monday, May 14, 2012

ALEX MCLEISH TO BE SACKED AFTER TALKS WITH ASTON VILLAOWNERS


Aston Villa's embattled manager Alex McLeish is locked in talks with Aston Villa, amid claims he could be set to lose his job with the Premier League side.


It is understood that McLeish is meeting with Villa's hierarchy - owner Randy Lerner and chief executive Paul Faulkner.
Lerner will fly in from the United States to speak with McLeish along with chief executive Paul Faulkner in the aftermath of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at Norwich, which was described as 'woeful' by the manager.

Sections of fans again called for the former Birmingham boss to be axed as Villa ended the campaign just two points clear of the bottom three.

McLeish was appointed manager of Villa, succeeding Gerard Houllier, just weeks after he had quit as boss of their local rivals Birmingham City - who had just been relegated.

His appointment was met with anger by some sections of the Villa fan-base and he has never been able to win them over.

McLeish has also been unable to get the best out of Villa, as they only escaped relegation by two points in finishing a lowly 16th.

He has had to contend with slashing the wage bill, which he described as astronomical, and has been deprived of several key players through injury or illness.


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