Snapshot: Alex McLeish Unveiled By Aston Villa, Blames Wife For Jilting Birmingham Via E-Mail

Chris Wright

20th, June 2011


By Chris Wright

What seemed like a bad dream to most Villa fans is now a reality, and we have the photos to prove it…

Said Eck during the pre-photo presser:

“Let me prove myself and I will win you over. This is not a case of proving the fans wrong, I want to go forward with them and prove I am the man for this job.

“Did I pinch myself? I’m sure a few people wanted to punch me; I don’t know about ‘pinch myself’, but I was surprised.

“That’s why I’m so flattered to be chosen by the chairman Randy Lerner. He’s seen something in my CV that’s attracted me to this club.”

When asked about quitting Brum via e-mail, the Scot replied:

“We live in modern world and I did follow it up with a hard copy. I did say to my wife after we had been on holiday for two or three days that maybe I should deliver [the letter] to them face-to-face.

“She said there was no way I was leaving this holiday destination so soon, or I’d be hit with a rolling pin.”

See? It was the wife’s fault all along.

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  1. Bob The Builder says:

    What an easy way out… Just blame the Mrs for you leaving Brum… Let me guess, It was also the wifes fault that got Brum relegated???

  2. Solihull United says:

    boooooooooooooo eck

  3. dc says:

    I give him 1 month and 17 days. From now, not the start of the season. Should put his resignation right around the point where MON quit last year.

    Perhaps wishful thinking from a neutral who enjoys unnecessary distracting drama in the EPL.

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