Birmingham City have made a £750,000 compensation offer to the Scottish FA for manager Alex McLeish.

The Daily Mail says the Scottish FA, however, have three times refused to allow them to speak to him. Now McLeish, who flew home from the World Cup draw in South Africa on Monday night along with SFA chief executive Gordon Smith and president George Peat, must decide whether to walk out if he wants to pursue his ambition of managing in the Premier League.

He could resign and become a free agent but any club then taking him on might still be liable for compensation if the conditions of his employment are broken.