McLeish wants to stay on

Birmingham boss feels privileged to be a Premier League manager

McLeish: Determined to stay as Birmingham manager and feels he is in a privileged position

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Alex McLeish has confirmed he wants to stay on as Birmingham City manager irrespective of the outcome of the club's relegation battle.

Birmingham are locked in a fight with four rivals to avoid joining West Ham United in the Championship next season ahead of 'Survival Sunday'.

However, in the build-up to Birmingham's trip to Tottenham Hotspur, reports have claimed that there has been a rift between McLeish and the club's board.

McLeish led Blues to Carling Cup glory earlier this year and is looking to preserve the club's Premier League status after finishing ninth 12 months ago.

The former Aberdeen defender insists he is enjoying being in charge at St Andrew's and is not planning to leave in the summer.

Great job

"I don't see why I should not want to be here, so yes, I do," said McLeish. "This is a privileged job.

"This is a great job. There would be a queue from here to Glasgow for the job if I wasn't in it.

"I still pinch myself thinking about when I was making it as a professional footballer.

"I've won major European trophies with a provincial Scottish club but this league is where everyone wants to be and I'm no different."

What will the outcome be?

  • Tottenham win
  • Draw
  • Birmingham win