Garry Monk has told reporters at this afternoon’s pre-match press conference that he is in it for the duration despite the club’s difficult summer.
A few supporters were concerned that the lack of transparency from the owners over the transfer embargo may have led to the manager questioning his future.
However, Monk left fans in no doubt with his comments today:
'My job – the way I am looking at it – is to lead these players, the staff, the Club and fans through any adversity we might face. I will do that' – Garry Monk #BCFC
— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) August 3, 2018
Fans were delighted to see the head coach’s commitment:
Excellent … glad he’s in for the duration
— Rock Stead (@e2_edward) August 3, 2018
Doesn’t he just ooze positivity. He massively gets the blues. Such a pity we can’t give him the financial backing he deserves.
— John Ramsay (@JohnR200) August 3, 2018
Hopefully it will all fall into place one day. Be interesting to see what he could do with backing. I’m just enjoying the positivity from him. #KRO
— Matt (@1976MJG) August 3, 2018
Looks like he’s here to stay
— Kingy (@Connor_Kingyy) August 3, 2018
Garry Monk! Your a blues legend already mate KRO!
— trublue (@MelvinEden1) August 3, 2018
There’s a quality manager
— Callum Curtis (@ItzCal05BCFC) August 3, 2018
Me tomorrow pic.twitter.com/cMj2fcKxRA
— Tom (@TommyTomKav) August 3, 2018
Some were wishing the manager had joined the club much earlier:
Shame he wasn’t here 12 months ago. It’s not the financial backing we’re lacking, it’s the ability to spend it until we’ve released others
— AccessiBlues – Birmingham City FC DSA (@AccessiBlues) August 3, 2018
It’s great to hear Monk being so positive despite the obvious challenges that he has been facing over the last few weeks. He has been left with a squad in need of strengthening, and while he will now be able to bring bodies in, the players he will be going after will be very different to the ones he was planning at the end of last season. The manager continues to be a breath of fresh air compared to his predecessors in the job.