Birmingham manager, Alex McLeish, who used to play for Sir Alex Ferguson at Aberdeen, has revealed that our manager turned down the job at Arsenal, Tottenham Hotspur and Rangers, because he had his eye on the United job.

“Alex declined the chance to manage Rangers – but that was only for one reason,” said McLeish. “Even then he had this big vision of going to England and managing Manchester United. Rangers weren’t the only club he declined at that time. There was Arsenal and Tottenham too. In my opinion, the boss was waiting for one club and one club only – United. The rest is history.”