‘It’s About Time Discipline Was Instilled’ – Birmingham Board Fuming As Alex McLeish Quits By E-Mail

Chris Wright

13th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

Birmingham’s acting chairman Peter Pannu is not a happy bunny, and for good reason.

As you may be aware, Brum manager Alex McLeish resigned in time-honoured fashion – by email – yesterday with one eye on the Aston Villa vacancy.

Pannu and his cronies on the City board are feeling understandably jilted after having recently tied up deals for three new players that were sounded out by Big Eck himself, who chose to do a e-runner while negotiations for a fourth new face (Danny Koevermans from PSV) were ongoing.

Pannu told the Daily Express:

“I have just bought him [McLeish] three players of his choice. Having secured him the fourth one, Koevermans, I get an email on Sunday. It speaks volumes.

“We spent £40million, supported McLeish all the way, and what we get is a relegation and a snub when Carson Yeung gave him unwavering support.

“He is still our contracted staff and Birmingham City FC does not grant him any right to speak to any outsiders until the matter is resolved. I’ll be meeting my legal team tomorrow. It’s about time discipline was instilled into this game, and I am not a person who gets pushed about.”

Cripes – this could get ugly, ‘breaded ham’ ugly.

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  1. Kevin says:

    Ah come on Mr Peter Pan(nu), are you still living in Neverland?

    You want to “Install Discipline” do you?

    What about the shit treatment of Sam Allardyce at Blackburn Rovers and
    Chris Houghton at Newcastle United?

    And as for Avram Grant at West Ham United and Carlo Ancelotti at Chelsea, they didn’t even get the courtesy of an email, just a knife in the back within minutes of the final whistle!

    Get a life man or get out of our lovely game!!!

  2. gamblino says:

    I think that’s WHY he wants to instill discipline. Because it’s such an un-lovely game.

  3. Jon says:

    What does Mr Pannu have to do with any of those clubs? He’s well within his rights to be pissed off.

  4. Solihull United says:

    completely agree. what is pannu supposed to be happy eck left? no one really knows why he left, could be anything really. demateo was mentioned to possibly step in which wouldnt be a bad move

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