Blues boss hopes for Yeung boost

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Birmingham manager Alex McLeish is hoping prospective new owner Carson Yeung can take the club to "another level" as his takeover moves ever closer.

Yeung has now acquired more than 81% of City's shares and on Friday the Premier League gave their approval to the proposed buy-out of the midlands outfit.

McLeish said: "It looks pretty certain that we will be looking forward to a new era now. There is a buzz about the place and the fans are anticipating another step forward."

He added: "I don't know a lot about things yet but that makes it a bit more exciting and I don't have any fear or anything like that.

"This is something I have a great anticipation for and I am waiting for it to happen.

"I'm looking forward to working for the new owners and let's hope we can take the club forward.

"I don't think there is any problem now with me picking up the phone and speaking to Carson's people and, as soon as we set up a meeting, that will be excellent."

McLeish is showing no concerns regarding his own future.

He said: "I don't have any trepidation with the new owner taking over. As far as I am aware, my contract protects me.

"But I am looking at it positively, having new owners, working together. They are ambitious, I'm ambitious, let's see if we can take the club to another level."

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