The future of Birmingham manager Alex McLeish has been thrown into doubt by vice-chairman Peter Pannu.
McLeish has been negotiating a new contract with Blues for some time now, and Pannu claims the former Rangers and Scotland boss is demanding too much money.
Pannu told the Daily Star: “I have been in talks with his representative and he was asking for a very large amount of money which I was not prepared to meet.”
And while admitting McLeish deserved a bonus for guiding Birmingham to ninth in the Premier League last season, Pannu claims the Scot is not a “top class” manager.
He continued: “(McLeish) has not been tried and tested yet. The club was relegated, then promoted and last year we stayed up, so he has done well.
“But to suggest that he is in the top class like a (Jose) Mourinho, well, he is no Mourinho yet. The ball is in his court.”