Mcleish rules out Villa exit
Aston Villa boss Alex McLeish insists he expects to remain in charge next season despite feeling the wrath of the club's fans.
Chants of 'sack McLeish' greeted the Scot from some fans on the final whistle after Emmanuel Adebayor's penalty cancelled out Chris Herd's deflected opener in Sunday's 1-1 draw with Tottenham. McLeish admits it is has been a difficult season but he is adamant he retains the support of Villa owner Randy Lerner, with that point having secured their top-flight future for another season. He said: "It is as tough a season as I've had. I knew it was going to be a challenge but I've always stood up in the face of adversity. "I assessed the squad at the start of the season and knew there was a possibility of being in the lower half of the table if we got injuries. "Randy Lerner has been very supportive, he's sent positive texts in the last few days and there is no indication of an urgent meeting being required. I expect to be here next season and hope to win the fans over. In general, the fans have been excellent."