Date: 28th July 2020 at 9:00am
Written by: Mark Day

We’re getting closer and closer to making an appointment.

Although by the sounds of it, it might simply be a case of there not being a lot of options left on either side.

According to a report from Birmingham Live, Valencia are set to appoint former Watford boss Javi Gracia to take over their vacant head coach spot, meaning that there is one less job likely to be on the market when it comes to Blues target Aitor Karanka.

With former Blues boss Chris Hughton reportedly in talks with Bristol City to take over their vacant position, it looks as if it is becoming more and more likely that the Spaniard will take over at St Andrew’s having reportedly had ‘positive talks’ with the club a few weeks ago. Which means that I’m going to end up with egg on my face when it the club eventually appoints Robbie Fowler in a few days’ time, but we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

I wrote recently that the club needed to be rather careful with how they dealt with the timing of departures from the club this summer, and I feel the same can be said when it comes to arrivals, especially where the head coach is concerned.

Would you take Karanka at Blues?

Yes

Yes

No

No

With there not being a lot of time between now and the start of next season, it’s imperative that the club make the move as quickly as possible to give the new man as much time as they can to put their footprint on the team. Otherwise we’re going to find ourselves on the back foot in the early stages of the 2020/21 campaign.

What about you? What do you make of this news surrounding the managerial merry go round?

 
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