MCLEISH WILL USE EXPERIENCE

Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish has said that he will be using his experience from Scotland in order to guide Aston Villa from the relegation zone. Alex McLeish has been under intense pressure in the last few weeks, while he was also given the dreaded vote of confidence from the Aston Villa board following the 2-1 loss at the hands of Bolton at home. This loss has meant that Aston Villa are just two points above the relegation zone with three matches in the Premier league remaining. As a result, there’s a real chance of the club getting relegated to the Championship. McLeish, though, believes that he will be able to use his experience from Scottish club Rangers to guide Aston Villa away from the relegation zone.

McLeish had a lot of trouble during the 2003-04 season at Rangers. However, he was able to get them to the Scottish Premier league title next season. The Scot now believes that he will be able to use the same experience at Villa as well. The remaining fixtures certainly do not look easy for Villa, as they will be facing the likes of Champions League qualification chasing Tottenham and the derby match against West Brom during the weekend. Norwich City manager Paul Lambert has been linked with the Aston Villa managerial position.

“I can turn it around. I’ve done it before. I’ve done it at Rangers. We had a bad year then turned it again with some good planning and that always helps. In terms of the abuse there was nobody more gutted after the Bolton game than me. My son and wife were there but abuse is part of the game, I accept it. The fans aren’t seeing the top Villa side, they are seeing a lot of inexperienced kids,” McLeish said ahead of the West Brom match.