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Pannu insisting McLeish must leave Birmingham under terms of contract

Birmingham acting chairman Peter Pannu has no problems with Alex McLeish leaving the club provided it is done under the terms of his contract. The former Rangers boss still had two and a half years left on his contract when he sent an email to Pannu on Sunday announcing his resignation, with city rivals Aston Villa reportedly waiting in the wings for his services.

But it is understood that McLeish - currently on holiday in Corsica - is pursuing a case for constructive dismissal against the Blues.

Pannu told Sky Sports: "The matter concerning Alex McLeish is with the Birmingham City lawyers. They are dealing with it.

"I am here trying to protect the interests of the club and, in doing so, I'm adhering to the terms of the contract that was agreed between the manager, his legal advisors and the club.

"I have nothing against Alex McLeish. If he moves to another place, he will go with my blessing.

"But it will be done properly as per the contract."

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