Has Alex McLeish resigned? Manager plays down reports of a bust up with the Nottingham Forest hierarchy
ALEX McLeish has played down reports of a bust-up between him and the Nottingham Forest hierarchy.
The Reds boss did admit that there have been some frank exchanges of opinion between himself and club owner Fawaz Al Hasawi.
But he says that is nothing out of the ordinary at a football club.
"I am a strong person, Fawaz is a strong person," said McLeish. "He is a business man, he is the owner. Sometimes I have to say 'no' to things and sometimes he has to say 'no' to things.
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"We share a common goal, which is to do the business for Forest. I have a good relationship with him. It is very open.
"It is about communication. It is not just about being nice guys, it is about the serious business of Nottingham Forest.
"I have not got a difference of opinion with him. I am being offered some players and I have to say 'no' to some of them, because I don't know much about them.
"But there is no massive argument or big disagreements. That is not the case."
McLeish says there have been no major issues behind the scenes.
"I knew the parameters I would be working in, when I came," he said. "Nothing has changed from that.
"We have been trying to do some prudent deals, to get people over the line without destroying the club's bank balance.
"There is financial fair play to consider.
"The squad is capable. With a little more belief, the current squad can get in the top six. We wanted to add better players to give ourselves the chance of doing that."