Alex McLeish to learn from Browns

Updated: February 15, 2012, 5:06 PM ET
Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, England -- Aston Villa manager Alex McLeish is visiting his Cleveland Browns counterpart to pick up coaching tips amid mounting fan protests as the club battles against relegation from the Premier League.

Randy Lerner, who owns both teams, asked McLeish to go to the NFL team to spend two days shadowing coach Pat Shurmur.

Villa says "Lerner believes there are universal transferrable methods both clubs can employ."

A 1-0 loss to Manchester City on Sunday left Villa ...

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