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Birmingham City's New Owners Give McLeish Hope

  • BBC, Tuesday, October 6, 2009 3 PM
Hong Kong billionaire Carson Yeung has bought more than a 90 percent stake in Premier League club Birmingham City, a move that allows him to purchase the rest of the club's shares on a compulsory basis, according to the BBC. Birmingham City boss Alex McLeish, who helped guide the club to promotion last season, expressed his hopes that Yeung's takeover would propel the club toward future success.

"There is a buzz about the place," McLeish said. "It is exciting times and something I've great anticipation for." The Scot said he hoped the move would give the club more money to spend on players as he looks to keep the Blues in the top flight. "I am ambitious and they are ambitious and, of course, if there is money to spend, we would welcome it. We are looking forward to a new era. The fans are anticipating another step forward."


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