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Yu confirms Birmingham roles for former Real Madrid star duo

New Birmingham City chief Sammy Yu says former Real Madrid stars Steve McManaman and Christian Karembeu both will have roles with the club.

But Yu insists neither of them will interfere in the work of manager Alex McLeish.

He told the Sunday Mirror: "Steve is my good friend and he will be our ambassador and help with scouting and all these things. Christian will also help our international development. He travels all around the world and is involved with FIFA as well, so he can easily find some good players.

"My role will be as Alex's partner, we'll work together, but of course he'll be the man to make the last decision.

"Perhaps I can work closely with him to support his coaching, provide everything he needs, and also share some experience with him regarding tactics or anything - and I hope also to help him to develop the scouting because I have quite a network of people all over the world."



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