Steve Bruce has revealed he would quit as manager of Birmingham if the club’s biggest shareholder Carson Yeung attempts to interfere in team selection at St Andrews.
Yeung, who owns a 29.9% share in the Blues, had a reputation for trying to influence playing affairs at his previous club, Hong Kong Rangers.
Asked how he would respond if Yeung tried to interfere in first team affairs, Bruce told BBC Five Live: “You know the answer to that question.
“If someone tries to pick your team for you then I don’t think that is for me.”
“He has bought a percentage of the club and by all accounts he will be ready to take over by the new year,” explained Bruce.
“But you would have to ask him about that because I am a little bit left in the dark.”
Yeung has already admitted that he hopes to bring in some Chinese players at Birmingham once he is in full control of the club.
“I keep reading about these things and at the moment it is all hypothetical,” added Bruce.
“If he does take over I will have conversations with him about how he wants the club to be run.
“Of course you need conversations like I have had with David Sullivan over the years. We have talked about many a player – that is normal.
“But if you are going to manage, it is a hard enough job anyway and if someone is trying to meddle in it then that is not right.
“If you are going to employ somebody you have to back them 100% to manage the way they think fit.”