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Alex McLeish

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# alex-mcleish - Monday 14 May, 2012

Aston Villa sack Alex McLeish after disappointing season

“The most immediate action that we can take is to look carefully at our options in terms of bringing in a new manager,” says owner Randy Lerner.

Oh ‘Eck! McLeish facing the sack as Lerner holds Villa talks

It is understood that club owner Randy Lerner will fly in from the US to speak with the manager and chief executive, Paul Faulkner.

# alex-mcleish - Saturday 28 April, 2012

McLeish ‘gutted’ over Villa form but vows to turn it around

The Birmingham club are right in the relegation battle after their defeat to Bolton in midweek.

# alex-mcleish - Monday 23 April, 2012

Dunne back in training with Aston Villa

Alex McLeish is confident that the Republic of Ireland centre-half will be fit in time for Villa’s final two Premier League games.

# alex-mcleish - Monday 16 April, 2012

Young played for the penalty, admits Fergie

Ireland defender Ciaran Clark was adjudged to have fouled Young in the box in the opening 10 minutes at Old Trafford yesterday.

# alex-mcleish - Sunday 8 April, 2012

Dalglish blames referee in Villa draw

The Anfield boss was not happy with the officials after the draw with Villa yesterday.

# alex-mcleish - Tuesday 3 April, 2012

‘Stan is in amazing spirits’ – Alex McLeish

Villa’s manager says their club captain was full of positivity as he faced into treatment for acute leukemia on Monday.

# alex-mcleish - Saturday 31 March, 2012

Petrov will remain defiant, says McLeish

“I spoke to him about half an hour ago. He’s typical Stan, defiant, but I think obviously he’s concerned about how it’s affected his loved ones.”

# alex-mcleish - Thursday 29 March, 2012

Show me the money, Randy: Given urges Villa chief to splash cash

Donegal native says the Villains lack strength in depth required for the long Premier League season.

# alex-mcleish - Tuesday 6 March, 2012

Star on the rise: Dunne tips Stevens for Villa first team

“He’s a typical Irish player – he gives it absolutely everything, 100% and he never shirks a challenge.”

# alex-mcleish - Friday 2 March, 2012

Fantasyland: I’m the boss, I’m the gaffer and what I say goes

We hope you were watching the international week closely and picked up some vital lessons.

# alex-mcleish - Friday 24 February, 2012

Robbie Keane could be back at Villa permanently if McLeish has his way

“He’s a good leader, he’s a talker, and he’s a very good footballer.”

# alex-mcleish - Monday 13 February, 2012

Bad news Trap: Dunne set for spell on the sidelines

Alex McLeish believes the Ireland defender will be out of action for at least a month after injuring his shoulder yesterday.

# alex-mcleish - Sunday 5 February, 2012

As it happened: Newcastle v Aston Villa

We went minute-by-minute as Newcastle continued their hunt for a Champions League spot against Aston Villa.

# alex-mcleish - Monday 30 January, 2012

Losing hurts: McLeish wants FA to punish RVP ‘elbow’

The Aston Villa boss told reporters ‘look at my nose’ to demonstrate the dangers of flailing arms.

# alex-mcleish - Saturday 28 January, 2012

‘I learned how to play football on the streets’ – Keane

Alex McLeish has paid tribute to the Irish striker following his excellent start with the club.

# alex-mcleish - Friday 20 January, 2012

I’m not obliged to pick Keane, insists McLeish

The Aston Villa manager has said the striker is in contention to start this weekend, but will assess his fitness before making a decision.

# alex-mcleish - Thursday 19 January, 2012

It’s great having Robbie around at Villa, says Stephen Ireland

No seriously. Having senior senior internationals like Keane, Given and Dunen doesn’t freak me out, says exiled Corkman.

# alex-mcleish - Friday 13 January, 2012

Keane to get started: Robbie ready for Villa debut against Everton

FIFA have signed off Robbie Keane’s six-week loan move to Aston Villa, freeing the striker to make his debut for the club tomorrow.

# alex-mcleish - Thursday 12 January, 2012

Robbie’s return: Villa confirm Keane loan deal

“There has been a lot of speculation over the years linking my name to Villa and, finally, I’m here.”

# alex-mcleish - Friday 6 January, 2012

Good news for Ireland as Given nears return, Villa remain Keane on Robbie

Two key Ireland internationals will be hoping to get plenty of game time at Aston Villa over the coming months…

# alex-mcleish - Thursday 5 January, 2012

The Departures Lounge: your daily transfer round-up

So listen, a great-aunt of my ex-girlfriend’s work colleague is a tea lady at Brighton & Hove Albion, and she’s just heard that…

Aston Villa closing in on Robbie Keane deal

The Midlands side have held talks with Ireland’s record goalscorer and are confident of bringing him to the club.

# alex-mcleish - Saturday 31 December, 2011

From TheJournal.ie The Premier League day in quotes Quotes

The Premier League day in quotes

The managers try to sum up a bizarre day’s action

# alex-mcleish - Friday 30 December, 2011

Shisha-filled Christmas celebrations land Ireland in hot water

Alex McLeish says that Stephen Ireland “has not done himself justice in a Villa shirt” as the midfielder finds himself in trouble once again.

# alex-mcleish - Monday 5 December, 2011

McLeish hopes for Given’s speedy recovery

Alex McLeish is optimistic that the keeper will recover from a hamstring injury in time for Aston Villa’s Christmas programme.

# alex-mcleish - Saturday 5 November, 2011

The Premier League day in quotes

Steve Bruce on the inscrutability of destiny, Alex McLeish getting way ahead of himself and Alex Ferguson on Mike Phelan’s sneakiness.

# alex-mcleish - Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Villa player arrested on suspicion of drink driving

Barry Bannan, who also has nine Scotland caps, was involved in a motorway crash at around 5.30am on Sunday.

# alex-mcleish - Thursday 13 October, 2011

Yes, Alex McLeish did just compare Emile Heskey to Franz Beckenbauer

The Villa boss appears to have fallen into some sort of alternate reality.

# alex-mcleish - Wednesday 17 August, 2011

Relief for Trap as Given shakes off groin niggle

Keeper expected to return to full training with Villa tomorrow.

# alex-mcleish - Tuesday 16 August, 2011

McLeish optimistic on Given’s groin injury

Giovanni Trapattoni faces the prospect of losing his preferred keeper for the Euro 2012 qualifier against Slovakia.

# alex-mcleish - Monday 8 August, 2011

Managing expectations: how will the Premier League’s newly-appointed bosses cope this season? Game On This post contains a poll

Managing expectations: how will the Premier League’s newly-appointed bosses cope this season?

McLeish, Villas-Boas and Jol are all assessed. Plus, see which actors they resemble.

# alex-mcleish - Tuesday 26 July, 2011

Given sees Ireland’s star potential

Shay Given believes that he and Alex McLeish can help Stephen Ireland rekindle the sort of form that saw him named Manchester City’s Player of the Season in 2009.

# alex-mcleish - Sunday 10 July, 2011

Ireland determined to impress McLeish

Stephen Ireland is looking to get his club career back on track with the help of Alex McLeish.

# alex-mcleish - Wednesday 29 June, 2011

Aston Villa set to swoop for Given

A reported €6million deal for the Irish player is believed to be close.

# alex-mcleish - Wednesday 22 June, 2011

True blue: ex-Ireland coach Hughton lands Birmingham post

Owner was impressed by Hughton’s promise to play “attractive and effective football”.

# alex-mcleish - Friday 17 June, 2011

Villain: McLeish confirmed as new boss

Fans of both Birmingham and Aston Villa won’t be happy with this morning’s decision from Randy Lerner.

# alex-mcleish - Wednesday 15 June, 2011

Noisy neighbours: What the hell is going on between Aston Villa and Birmingham?

Birmingham have today accused city rivals Aston Villa of ‘tapping up’ the man who managed them up until this week, Alex McLeish. But how did we get to this point?

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