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Alex McLeish To Leave Aston Villa...Supposedly

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NORWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 13:  Alex McLeish of Aston Villa looks on during the Barclays Premier Leage match between Norwich City and Aston Villa at Carrow Road on May 13, 2012 in Norwich, England.  (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
NORWICH, ENGLAND - MAY 13: Alex McLeish of Aston Villa looks on during the Barclays Premier Leage match between Norwich City and Aston Villa at Carrow Road on May 13, 2012 in Norwich, England. (Photo by Jamie McDonald/Getty Images)
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ESPN Soccernet tends to be sensationalist in its headlines, and "McLeish Set to Leave Aston Villa" is no exception. That's what the story is titled, but really, it's just about Alex McLeish holding talks with Paul Faulkner and Randy Lerner. Yes, McLeish had a dreadful, horrible final match of the season against Norwich. The fact that he was pitted against Paul Lambert certainly didn't help, as it showcased just what could be for our beloved Villa. But can he really be set to get the hell away?

We've written, again and again, about the unlikeliness of Non-Sir leaving. The situation at Villa remains the same -- no money, no willingness to part with money, and no ability to think outside the box when it comes to finding a new manager. Put away thoughts of Andre Villas-Boas... there's no way that will ever happen. We've burned bridges on Roberto Martinez. Even Paul Lambert is not going to come to our tired little club.

Our Villa needs a rebuild, that much is certain. Almost no one looking at the club right now believes that McLeish is the man to do it. His ideas are tired and outdated. He has no ability to find a creative solution. But we've got nothing more, right?

So now we just wait, and see, and hope to god the executives pull a surprise out of thin air.