McLeish in Fulham frame – Report

Fulham are on the lookout for a new boss after Mark Hughes quit

Craven Cottage on Thursday following the expiration of his

contract. A number of names have been linked with the role at

Fulham, including Martin O’Neill and Martin Jol, but McLeish is

thought to be in the running. McLeish’s future at Birmingham has

been the subject of speculation for some time amid reports of

strained relations with the club’s board. Birmingham’s board backed

McLeish in the wake of their relegation from the Premier League,

but have put pressure on him to win promotion at the first time of

asking. McLeish remains a highly respected boss, despite

Birmingham’s relegation, after leading them to Carling Cup success

with victory over Arsenal and a place in Europe next season. The

52-year-old has a wealth of experience having managed Motherwell,

Hibernian, Rangers and Scotland prior to taking over at St

Andrew’s. McLeish could be attracted by a move back to the Premier

League if Fulham come calling for his services.