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McLeish can do better than Birmingham

Scotland boss Alex McLeish has been urged to reject any approach from Birmingham City.

Jim Bett believes his former Scotland and Aberdeen team-mate should forget about moving to St Andrews. He explained: "You would hope he will stay but obviously it will all depend on which club comes in for him, if one of the top eight to 10 Premiership teams come in for him.

"Scotland don't have another competitive game until September.

"It depends if he misses the day-to-day involvement with the players. The Premiership is a big draw."

McLeish has admitted the English top flight attracts him and said after Sunday's World Cup draw: "I've got a lot of thinking to do, if indeed Birmingham approach the SFA and say that they're interested."

However, Bett said: "It's up to Alex of course but I think you would be hoping one of the bigger clubs up the league would come in, clubs with better opportunities to get into Europe.

"I think that would be good for Alex but obviously it's a big choice.

"I think in the long term Alex will see himself going back into club management.

"I don't think there's a better place to do it at the moment than down in England."

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