Birmingham City’s search for a new Head Coach/Manager is obviously getting supporters searching all over stories as to who might be coming in next.
One thing that must be stopped at our club is this well-oiled conveyor belt that must be the best in the Championship. Stability is always a word that is banded around by nearly all football clubs when change happens, either with new owners or new managers. Blues however desperately need this word acted upon before we really do become a circus act.
Going over old ground as to the number of managers since Rowett is futile, and now boring, with Bluenoses hoping this time around will be the ‘right choice’. In my opinion, this next appointment will show just where we are heading – not rocket science I know – but nevertheless it will tell us what ambition our owners have.
Suggestions of possible successors to Clotet is quite alarming with names such as Warnock, Clough, Robins etc but the one that is good is obviously that of Chris Hughton – but just how realistic it would be to get him back is anybody’s guess.
On the flip side of all this is the future policy of the club regarding playing the youth which is a key call, and whether the new manager would rate what he is inheriting. Should youth be the future way forward, then maybe the policy will be to promote from within?
Much I feel will rest on the outcome of the next remaining nine games, starting against West Bromwich Albion on the 20th of this month. With extra substitutes allowed, we will hopefully give a chance for a few younger players to perform. Playing behind closed doors may benefit some, without the fear of making mistakes and getting moans from the crowds.
Whatever happens during the remaining matches the ultimate question will be who takes the reigns for next season.
My hope is that whoever it may be, will stay long enough to get the eternal conveyor belt rusted up. That will tell us we have finally got our man.