Date: 12th March 2017 at 2:52pm
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Reports that Gianfranco Zola’s position is ‘being considered’ are nothing new. It has been that way for weeks.

There was a belief that the Italian was ready to walk away from the club until the victory at Wolves a few weeks back. And there was an understanding that a defeat at Cardiff City yesterday would have been the end of the road for him.

But here we are – Zola is still at the helm and is overseeing his duties ahead of Newcastle’s visit to St. Andrews on Saturday. In normal circumstances, a home loss against the promotion contenders wouldn’t be seen as a disaster. Yet the pressure on Zola to deliver is enormous meaning the sky remains cloudy regarding his position.

Norwich City sacked Alex Neil this week. He could be in the running to replace Zola if he walks away from Blues. Vital Birmingham understands that Neil is held in high regard by the St. Andrews hierachy.

I can’t see it though. Zola was appointed because of his name, Neil is hardly world renowned.

The likliehood is that Zola will plod on until the end of the season at which point his position will come under scrutiny. The board are desperate for him to be a success and the hope is that he can muster up enough points to stave off relegation this season.

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2 Replies to “Neil held in high regard but Zola plods on”

  • Rob. He simply will not get the points required. Newcastle,Brighton and Derby and Villa away will leave Zola a mess. I have no doubts that Panos and co.will have a new man in for the Newcastle game.TTA will also want Panos out and for that it will be a new regime that someone like Pearson would fit the bill superbly.9 games gives a new Coach a decent chance,8 games would be a bit tight so action needed now. Positive the change has already been done.

  • I think you will find the next manager will be from abroad It wont be Alex Neil, or Pearson,. The board want free flowing continental attacking football! never Alex Neil, or Pearson, can offer this. I would my self proffer a manager that plays a more balance style of football but this is not what the board want. So with that in mind I would say get Viktor Goncharenko he fits the bill perfectly would he leave CSKA Moscow for a club in the English championship? I don’t know but the Russian Premier League is not all that so maybe he would like to try his hand at English football. But there are a lot of managers that play good attacking football in leagues abroad so it could be any of them. There are some English managers that also play attacking football but they are in lower leagues and none of them play the continental style the board want. Ever way Zola must go now he wont get the points we need to stay up we will be relying on the teems below us to lose there games we will be constantly looking over our shoulders we can do without that. #WinLoseZola OUT.

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