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Death threats for Aston Villa manager McLeish

New Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish has received death threats after his defection from Birmingham City.

The Sunday Mirror says furious Aston Villa and Birmingham City supporters issued the threats on Twitter and internet football forums.

Similar threats were made online to Villa's US owner Randy Lerner, who sanctioned the move.

Glaswegian McLeish, nicknamed Big Eck, quit relegated Birmingham by email and his appointment as boss of their arch-rivals Villa was confirmed yesterday.

Villa chiefs have stepped up security and extra stewards will be drafted in for McLeish's official unveiling on Monday.

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