McLeish admits interest in vacant managerial position at Palace

Former Birmingham and Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish believes that Crystal Palace can avoid relegation, but has denied that discussions have taken place with chairman Steve Parish.

Former Birmingham and Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish believes that Crystal Palace can avoid relegation, but has denied that discussions have taken place with chairman Steve Parish.

"There hasn't been any contact yet but I am available as a free agent," McLeish told Sky Sports News.

"Crystal Palace are in a position that's precarious for them but there's still a lot of points to play for.

"I've had those kind of challenges before and I've had some success and some failures, but if you've got a fighting spirit and good players playing to their strengths, then why can't Palace stay up?"

The Scot added: "I've watched a lot of games, I've visited friends who coach abroad and have kept my finger on the pulse.

"I'm fresh again. I'd like to have a crack at somewhere, maybe even abroad."

 
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