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Birmingham supremo Sullivan: McLeish better than Bruce

Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan says the club are better off now Steve Bruce has left to manage Wigan.

Sullivan says he thinks they now have a better manager, having appointed former Rangers and Scotland boss Alex McLeish.

"I think that's the best thing that's ever happened to Birmingham City. I think we needed a change," Sullivan told BBC Radio WM.

"We got what we think is a far better manager who has managed at a high international level," he added.

"You've got to remember, when Steve left we'd lost seven of the last eight games, the only team we'd beat was Wigan.

"Well we managed to get rid of the manager and get three million pounds which was incredibly good business for the club.

"Two more games and the fans would have been screaming for his blood, 'sack the manager, sack the manager.

"Everything we've ever done, I promise you, is for the good of the club, I work morning, noon and night for Birmingham City and we've done a very, very good job."

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