I didn’t want to make two separate articles but I’ve been asked to talk about Alex McLeish, so lets do it.
Today McLeish has left Forrest after mutual contest and, well I guess it relates to Aston Villa in some way. McLeish’s career is maybe not going exactly as planned after Birmingham Cities relegation.
McLeish said: “I am extremely saddened to be leaving after such a short period but even so it has been a privilege to be manager of such a fantastic football club and I want to thank the players, staff and fans for their support and wish Nottingham Forest the best of fortunes ahead.
“Both parties entered into the relationship in good faith, however, there was a difference in the understanding of the development strategy of the football club and it was felt by both parties that we should part company”.
Moving on to more Aston Villa news, manager Paul Lambert believes that Sylla will be a vital acquisition to our team. He is a defensive midfielder and I do hope that he will stop the major goal leakage.
“I think he’s got loads of energy, which you need, and I thought he did really fine.
“That’s the aim for him, to try and make his mark here, and we want him to get to learn the language as well.
He did ok against Everton, got an interception or two but overall I think we should’ve brought in a more experienced player. Sissoko was on our radar, but lets focus with what we got. Against West Ham I expect him to start, West Ham have got a strong physical presence and we’ll need our big players to be fired up because West Ham will try to bully us.
Earlier today I asked a question on Twitter about what they thought of Sylla, the main topic of conversation was experience in the League. And a person by the name of Whitehouse Address said “Don’t think he’s “too young” perhaps inexperienced at this level more the concern!” Which is a fair point. But after the weekend will we know whether or not Sylla will be a good addition. European media believe that we have picked up a bargain at 2 million, we’ll see about that.