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Statement From Alex McLeish

Statement From Alex McLeish

The LMA statement on behalf of Alex McLeish.

'When I accepted the role as manager of Aston Villa Football Club, I was acutely aware of the responsibility I had to find the best way to serve the great traditions of one of the finest clubs in professional football.

I was truly honoured to have been given the opportunity to manage the club, which plays such an important part in the fabric of the local community and to its worldwide fan base.

I relished the challenge and, together with my loyal and very capable staff, dedicated all of my efforts into moulding a successful team. My only regret in leaving now is that we weren't able to achieve more for the supporters and their high expectations.

Finally, I want to take this moment to say that I have nothing but the highest respect for the club and sincerely wish it and the fans great success in the future.'

Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:J P Fear
Date:Thursday May 17 2012
Time: 12:27PM


best thing he said since he joined, fair play to him he just wasn't up to the job.
17/05/2012 12:30:00
My expectations wern't that high.
17/05/2012 12:32:00
"high expectations"? seriously? I appreciate we are in a time of transition and would have been quite happy with a top ten finish. Europe was never on the agenda realistically, but a relegation scrap was totally unacceptable. So we're being criticized now for not wanting to be relegated? Even though he's gone I'm hating him more and more
17/05/2012 12:33:00
Career damage limitation statement, sorry but whatever he comes out with the facts don't the whole football world seems to want to enforce he seems like a genuinely decent man, just significantly out of his depth in the Premier League. Look out Championship clubs......
17/05/2012 12:34:00
Nice guy just not up to the task. Made his living for almost 20 years now doing something he is no good at, I guess that is something to be proud of?
Tallaght Villan
17/05/2012 12:38:00
A nice man but the wrong manager. Still shows us respect after we ran him out of town and every keyboard warrior in the city hated the life out of him.
17/05/2012 12:38:00
Thank you Alex. Best to move on now for all concerned. Personally, I wish you well in you your life and your next job. Guys, lets leave all the hostility in the past and show that we Aston Villa fans also have some dignity.
Thomas Holte
17/05/2012 12:39:00
Nice guy Alex and a pleasure meeting you, just shame you just arent very good at your job, goodluck none the less
17/05/2012 12:40:00
Agrees with TH
17/05/2012 12:43:00
He must be a nice person, just not good enough a Manager for the Villa, good luck to him in the future. COTVABU
irish villa
17/05/2012 12:45:00
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