Well, this was certainly one way to spice up a Monday morning wasn’t it?
With no warning whatsoever, and with no hints at all that anything was even going wrong behind the scenes, Blues boss Pep Clotet announced that he was going to be stepping down at the end of the season.
Having only been in the job for less than a year after he took over after the departure of Garry Monk, the Spaniard said that he was leaving St Andrew’s in order to “explore other coaching opportunities.”
It’s fair to say that Clotet hasn’t had the easiest of times when it comes to managing the Blues, from the lows of being severely under pressure during the autumn months, to leading the team through a 13 game unbeaten run in all competitions at the start of the new year, it’s certainly been a roller coaster of emotions.
Has Clotet been a good head coach overall for the Blues?
And indeed, there were a number of mixed emotions coming from the fans when the news came out on social media, with many debating that he was simply out of his depth when it came to his role in the dugout.
I know I’m gonna be in the minority on this one , but I’ll be sorry to see him go , a throughly decent man , who under difficult circumstances manages things well , good luck for the future Pep 👍
— John Gorle (@johngorle) June 8, 2020
Can’t say I’m unhappy about it but I wish him well
— BCFC FANS FORUM (@bcfansforum) June 8, 2020
I reckon they will be foreign (no problem for me) unheard of and easily manipulated (a problem for me)
— Gayleonthefence (@gayleonthefence) June 8, 2020
2020 is getting worse
— Jack (@JackToretto5) June 8, 2020
Sad to see him go, but feel as though he works better as an assistant. Only direction the club should take now is Hughton.
— DongBall FC (@oftenPXRTIZXN) June 8, 2020
Good luck Pep! Great coach and will be a success as a number 2
— Max Bradley (@_Maxbradley_) June 8, 2020
Nice guy, but way out of his depth. Wish him well for the future. The circus continues at BCFC!
— David Wetherall (@DavidWetherall1) June 8, 2020
What about you? What do you make of this shocking turn of events?