Date: 26th February 2018 at 11:52am
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Birmingham City manager Steve Cotterill is under increasing pressure at St. Andrews after the club suffered a fourth straight defeat without scoring on Saturday.

During the game, fans voiced their opinion and social media has been rife ever since.

Our writer Rob Wildey looks into the current situation.

It’s all rather quiet in B9 this morning. Fans calling for the manager’s head haven’t yet been granted their wish.

Steve Cotterill took this morning’s training session at Wast Hills as expected. This doesn’t necessarily mean he won’t be dismissed. Gary Rowett took training on the morning of Wednesday 14 December 2016 before recieving a call two hours later.

The Harry Redknapp situation was a little different. He was sacked almost immediately after Blues’ defeat to QPR back in September. Before the dissapointed St. Andrews faithful had swigged their first post-match pint, Harry was a gonner.

Reports suggest that Blues have ‘sounded out’ a replacement for Cotterill. According to Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko on Twitter) this manager wasn’t keen on the job but is now ‘warming’ to the proposition.

Cotterill is on very thin ice but the club seem reluctant to pull the trigger without having a successor lined-up. I suppose that is the sensible approach.

As regards to who this mysterious manager is, I have no idea. When asked if he was ‘English or foreign’, Nixon replied ‘Domestic’.

Garry Monk has been mentioned, so too has Paul Hurst. Yet those two men would represent a decent footballing decision, something this board seem incapable of.

In the process of writing this piece, Alan Nixon has Tweeted- “Birmingham. One replacement not sure he wants it. Another keen but waiting. A third wants it with current staff but not had call”.



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