Well, at least the club wouldn’t have to help him move house if he were to take the job.
And in fairness, he does somewhat fit the job description of what the club want in the new boss. But there is something telling me that it will be quite tough to tempt a manager away from a club that is very much on the up (OK, they didn’t totally finish the job, but given what was going on in the world, I think a little bit of slack should be cut).
According to The Sun on Sunday’s Alan Nixon Birmingham City have added a new name to their list of potential new bosses in the summer, in the form of Coventry City boss Mark Robins. Nixon does also state that Robins is happy with the Sky Blues, so that might make it even trickier to appoint him, but never say never.
Robins would certainly come into the job with plenty of experience in his back pocket, having started his career in the dugout in 2007 at Rotherham, and his recent success with Coventry would tick the box of knowing how to get promoted. Plus you can add into the equation that Robins is only 50, so not totally ‘over the hill’, but not totally raw in the world of football management either, a good mix when put next to other managers in the Championship.
Should the club have the next manager in place before this season ends?
I think though that it would be best if the club were to look elsewhere.
As I’ve said, I think the fact he’s doing so well at Coventry, and going to be in the same division as us next season, so it wouldn’t be much of an upwards move for him. And personally, I’d much rather we have someone on board that knows how to get out of the Championship, rather than a promotion in general, and given the names that were mentioned when the news first broke surrounding Pep Clotet, there are far better options out there right now.
Maybe he’d be a good option to approach down the line, but not right now.
What about you? Would you take Robins at St Andrew’s?