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LMA back McLeish Aston Villa move

LMA chief Richard Bevan has backed Alex McLeish's move to Aston Villa.

Birmingham City will demand £5.4million in compensation from Villa if they try to appoint McLeish, and even plan to seek an injunction to prevent the former Scotland boss making the move.

Villa have approached their city rivals to discuss the legal situation regarding McLeish, and Bevan believes the former Rangers boss could soon have more offers to consider.

"I've spoken to Alex a number of times over recent weeks. I would expect a manager of Alex's reputation, his experience and his success in the time he's been a manager since 1994, when he's out of work to be offered a number of jobs," Bevan told Sky Sports News.

"When a manager is out of work he'll look to see which job will suit him. The opportunities don't come around that often.

"Working in the Barclays Premier League is a goal of coaches and managers all around the world.

"If he was to go to Aston Villa or any other club I'm sure that somebody of Alex's experience and reputation will succeed, he will deliver and that's what fans are going to want, to get back up the league to where Martin O'Neill had them for three or four years."

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