Birmingham City used confusion. It’s super effective.
That’s a Pokémon reference for those of you who might be of the elder persuasion, and hopefully the younger readers know what I’m going on about.
Because confusion seems to be the general feeling that Birmingham City fans have when it comes to the news surrounding the latest name in line for the soon to be vacant job at St Andrew’s. According to a report in The Daily Mail, Birmingham City have turned to 38-year-old FC Groningen manager Danny Buijs as a potential candidate to take over once Pep Clotet steps down at the end of the season.
The name has already drawn a few doubters, with Dutch football expert James Rowe telling Vital Birmingham City that he simply isn’t ready to take up the role at St Andrew’s, and judging by the reaction of the fans, they aren’t exactly too enamoured with the news.
What kind of manager should the Blues look to appoint?
Indeed, one of the main reactions from the news is that a lot of them aren’t really sure who they are.
Who? Don’t think it’s the right time for someone unproven in England when they apparently want promotion experience in England? Bowyer and Hughton on the list so that’s encouraging. Obviously Jokanovic proving to expensive by looks of it. #bcfc
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) June 23, 2020
— Lewis kelly (@LewisKelly5) June 23, 2020
Don’t think this is something we need now to be honest, need some who knows this division
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) June 23, 2020
Not the time to gamble surely 😳
— Chattatollah 1875 (@Chattatollah) June 23, 2020
Never heard of him. Win % isn’t great but I guess that’s not the best guide.
— B.A (@Coop8517) June 23, 2020
He's done nothing special at Groningen despite what the Mail say, not sure why we are looking at him, but "worked to a very tight budget". His tenure started dreadfully with 4 points in 11 games and they've lost their last 3 games.
— Andy (@Bluenose_Andy) June 23, 2020
What about you? What do you make of this news?