Alex McLeish’s resignation has caused quite a stir in Birmingham, given that he has been heavily linked with the vacant manager’s job at Villa Park. The Blues plan to do everything in their legal powers to prevent the two parties from talking, although it would be hard to see how they can stop it.
In the papers this morning there have been a mixed bag of stories that include the Glazers weigh up £1.7bn floatation; Usmanov blames the Arsenal board for failure, while time is running out for Jonathan Woodgate.
Usmanov: Arsenal board to blame for failures – Guardian
Man United win battle for Jones – Daily Telegraph
Liverpool bid for Saints prodigy – Daily Mail