Alex McLeish open to Premier League, Championship clubs

McLeish eyes PL return
© PA Photos
Former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish says that he is ready to return to management and is open to jobs in the Premier League and the Championship.

Former Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has revealed that he is itching to return to management and has insisted that he is open to working in both the Premier League and the Championship.

The Scotsman has been out of work since getting sacked from Villa Park in the summer due to finishing just two points away from the relegation zone in the table last season.

"The Premier League is the place to be but don't get me wrong there are some tremendous clubs in the Championship that have a real ambition to get promoted that would be very interesting," McLeish told Yahoo.

"It's not every day that you will get your perfect project and very often there is challenge in it somewhere. There are lots of clubs that would interest me and it would be great to walk back into a Barclays Premier League club but I know that its difficult as opportunities are few and far between as there are lots of very good coaches."

The 53-year-old recently claimed that he was not considering a return to the Scotland national team, who are currently in the hunt for a new coach.

For more insight from Alex McLeish and other leading managers plus exclusive Premier League highlights go to www.yahoo.co.uk

Craig Burley
Read Next:
Burley: 'Coaching Scotland is tough'
>
You May Like
Recomended from Sports Mole



Tables
TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Manchester CityMan City65102121916
2Manchester UnitedMan Utd65101721516
3Chelsea6411125713
4Tottenham HotspurSpurs6321105511
5Liverpool63211211111
6Watford6321910-111
7Newcastle UnitedNewcastle53026429
8Huddersfield TownHuddersfield62315329
9Burnley62316519
10West Bromwich AlbionWest Brom52214408
11Southampton622245-18
12Arsenal521278-17
13Everton6213411-77
14Swansea CitySwansea612337-45
15Stoke CityStoke6123510-55
16Leicester CityLeicester6114912-34
17Brighton & Hove AlbionBrighton511347-34
18West Ham UnitedWest Ham6114613-74
19Bournemouth6105411-73
20Crystal Palace6006013-130
LIVE SCORES VIDEPRINTER
expand