Birmingham City have this evening confirmed that manager Steve Cotterill has left the club after just five months in charge.
Following a run of five straight defeats, including a derby day humiliation against Aston Villa, the supposedly supportive Trillion Trophy Asia have sacked Cotterill and have now begun their search for a fifth manager in 16 months.
With rumours circling that former Swansea City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough boss Garry Monk is set to take over, Blues fans can now potentially have something positive to look forward to.
However, something that fans must understand is that should Monk be appointed, he has an almighty task on his hands, which the previous three managers have failed to overcome.
One way to look at his potential appointment is that Monk is the same type of manager as former fan favourite Gary Rowett.
When the now Derby County manager came to Blues, he was young (as he still is now in terms of being a manager) and he had a point to prove.
Monk is also a young manager, 38 to be exact, and he still has plenty to prove after a failed stint with promotion hopefuls Boro.
I thoroughly believe that Monk is the man to take Blues forward but my God does he have a big task on his hands, potentially starting with a visit from his old team on Tuesday night at St.Andrew’s when Tony Pulis brings his Boro side to town!