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Former Birmingham City boss vying for Reading FC manager’s job



Alex McLeish has declared that he wants to return to English football with Reading FC, according to The Irish Sun.


The Scot has had managerial spells in England with Birmingham, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, and is now interested in being Steve Clarke’s successor at the Madejski Stadium.

His previous job was with Belgian side Genk over seven months ago, and guided them to a seventh placed finish, with a win rate of almost 50 per cent.

McCleish has been in the run in for the QPR and Blackburn jobs, however Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink and Paul Lambert have now filled them.

McLeish made his name in Scotland after winning the Scottish Cup and League Cup with Rangers in his first season – he also won the Scottish title with the club and competed in the Champions League.

He went on to manage national side Scotland and picked up one of the nation’s most famous wins, most notably beating France 1-0 at the Parc De Princes.

McLeish has a large amount of international experience, but his record in England is a large contrast to his days in Scotland.

Reading fans… Would you like to see McLeish at the club? Will his experience help you push for the play-offs? Let us know in your thoughts and opinions below!

Multimedia reporter for William Reed Business Media in Crawley. Looking to eventually become a sports journalist. Contact: Twitter: @AshleyGWill

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