I suppose to liken it to having a burden lifted off the shoulders of the club might be a bit far.
But to some extent, that is what it feels like. The board at Birmingham City have finally decided to remove the term ‘caretaker’ from Pep Clotet’s job title and appoint him officially as the club’s head coach. In a statement upon making the appointment, the board said that:
“We trust that our supporters will continue to get behind Pep, the coaching staff and the players, all of whom are passionate about bringing success to Birmingham City and have the Club’s interests at heart.”
However, it looks as if only half the fan base has decided to take that advice on board, because it’s fair to say that not all the Birmingham fans were entirely pleased with the decision. Whilst some believed that he deserved the role, others were less than impressed with his recent form, where the club haven’t won in the last five, and felt that as a result, the decision to give him the role now seemed a little bit strange.
Results have been hit & miss but this season is about transition. We’ve lost Adams & we’ve changed the style of play. The fact all teams from seniors to youths modelling one another is beneficial & the youth coming through is pleasing to see. Let’s think long term for once. 🤞
— MJB (@russianbotMB) December 4, 2019
Deserves it, now to push on in January! Get a goal scorer in and we’ll do just fine
— Matt Chance (@_chancey_) December 4, 2019
The comments are mad people think we should be winning the League already with a bag of new players you have to give them a season to play together at least, next season is the one 👀
— Ryan (@OutrageousOdin) December 4, 2019
meh……….about as inspiring as 85% of our performances this season. now our mediocracy in permanent instead of interim…..#goingnowhere
— Chris Edge (@ChrisyEdge) December 4, 2019
Only blues would make an official appointment on the back of our worst run of the season 😂 up the Pep regardless!
— Anthony (@Anthony63796172) December 4, 2019
This season was all about transition and it’s nice to see they’ve backed him to take the club forward! Congrats @pepclotet
— Matthew Ivory (@mattivory94) December 4, 2019
To be honest this really doesn’t make any difference, if he doesn’t do the business he’ll be sacked like anyone else would #KRO
— Russ (@blueruss1875) December 4, 2019
Well done Pep. I was very sceptical at first but you have done a good job. Now make it a great job!
— DJPsRockVinyl (@Davidpe46124044) December 4, 2019
Can Pep Clotet take the Blues to the Premier League?
Hopefully he’ll be able to change those fans minds in the coming months, and maybe even years.