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Pannu Denies Bust Up With McLeish

Pannu Denies Bust Up With McLeish

Birmingham acting chairman Peter Pannu has dismissed any ideas of a bust up between himself and Blues manager Alex McLeish over contract talks.

Pannu was quoted saying McLeish was asking for 'a very large amount of money which I was not prepared to meet'' and that he was 'no Jose Mourinho''.

But it looks like his words were taken out of context and the press have made a bit of a mountain out of a molehill. Pannu insisted on Thursday the comments had not been meant as a criticism and the Blues boss could sign a contract at the start of next week.

He told the Birmingham Mail: 'This is all nonsense. We are just perhaps inches away from Alex signing a contract, possibly by next week. Our relationship is phenomenal, we are very strong and close, and I want to dispel this notion that there is anything wrong.

'In fact, I spoke to Alex about the Mourinho reference and we laughed about it. In the whole context of the interview I did, it would not have had a sting to it. But to take out the extract like that made it look worse than it was.

'Mourinho came up because I mentioned that the agent who made the initial approach to me about Alex and his contract represents Mourinho. Nothing was meant as a slight to Alex in the context of the conversation I had.''



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Writer:Foxxy
Date:Thursday September 2 2010
Time: 2:28PM

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If it wasn't for mcleish you would still be that yoyo team, Could be in the championship right now but he is getting you as serious europe contenders, well he has after you signed hleb anyway. Id be carefull because the biggest club in the midlands is without a manager and he may fancy managing a bigger club down the road.
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