Date: 2nd March 2018 at 5:59pm
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Garry Monk is set to be appointed as the new manager of Birmingham City within the next 72 hours, according to several sources.

Vital Birmingham understands that the former Swansea City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough boss will replace Steve Cotterill with an announcement due on Monday.

Pep Clotet and James Beattie will join the club as part of Monk’s backroom team.

Current manager Steve Cotterill hasn’t officially been sacked yet but tomorrow’s game at Nottingham Forest, if it goes ahead, will be his last game in charge.

The news is thin on the ground at the moment but the press is seemingly confident that the former Swansea, Leeds United and Middlesbrough boss will be appointed to the City hot seat.

You can read about Monk on his Wikepedia page .

I know he has had a bit of a turnaround job wise during his still young managerial campaign, but he looks a good appointment to me.  Thoughts?


5 Replies to “Garry Monk set to be named new Birmingham City boss”

  • I would imagine there are a lot of If’s associated to this, but if it happens I just hope he gets to to know what he has got in the squad and shapes them into something that can survive this season. Not an easy ask when you take it all into account, although removing the fear of losing would help if it can be done. 3m in compensation for Cotteril so less money to spend on players in the summer. It isn’t good whichever way you look at it, but its what all blues fans want apparently.

  • Wow. If this is concrete, then why is he still in charge for tomorrow.
    Very very strange way of doing things.
    But great – just really hope that Monk is finally the right fit for us…..remember most Blues fans wanted Cotterill.
    Maybe with our recent recruitment successes have him on a 6 month rolling contract (tongue in cheek, but see below).
    Only downside to all this, well, yeah you cannot fire the guy and send him away potless, but THREE MILLION?
    hashtag gamesgone

  • With Dein gone,Vetere on gardening leave and Ren not quite out,this has been a good week for clear outs. We have a new direction now with different people at the helm,despite what you may hear from our so called local press and radio sports media. Whether Monk and co.can save us from relegation is unsure but he has certainly come to do a job in the long term with what I understand to be based on the Wolves model when they hit rock bottom.Jackett came in and steadied the ship and rebuilt the entire club.As regards Cotterill, the last match under his command is not that surprising.He was obviously offered the choice of going or having a final go at winning a game.Decent gesture by the club I feel.One final point regarding our ownership which has irritated many ,especially sports writers,is that it is always important to delve below the surface for answers and not be put off by the false silent trails that we supporters have been fed.We deserve more in depth answers as to the running of our club,and this week has proved that who was perceived as the king pins have in fact not been responsible for this week?s welcome developments.

  • OnTilt. I agree great news if true and strange indeed to wait until after Forest. I’m sure they have their reasons and unless you are a fly on the wall in those inner circle meetings, AND NONE OF US ARE, you can only speculate at best……… I must admit I was a bit dubious about the, most fans wanting SC vibe when he came in, because I never saw a great level of joy, excitement or optimism from many. I remember hearing, “he is probably the best of a bad bunch. Or others turned it down and he was 5th choice.” Or like me questioning why they have brought in a lower league manager…….Monk is still only young and hopefully can get us playing decent football and picking up points. He is certainly not the finished article but his record at PL and Championship level is decent for such a young manager. I like what he said about assessing what he did wrong after getting the sack at Boro. Displays someone humble and hungry to learn, and from someone who has already achieved managing at a higher level at age 38 than our current 53 year old.

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