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Tottenham's Hutton can understand Birmingham lure for McLeish

Tottenham fullback Alan Hutton can understand why his former Scotland boss Alex McLeish left his job for Birmingham City.

Birmingham recruited McLeish following Steve Bruce's departure, while Hutton secured an £8million move from Rangers to Tottenham in January - and the pair face each other for the first time this weekend.

"I wasn't really surprised," said Hutton. "It was totally understandable. It's a massive job coming here so it was a great opportunity for him, like myself, to be down here.

"Hopefully I can do really well and, hopefully, so can he."

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