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3 ideal Garry Monk replacements Birmingham should consider ASAP



After a pretty wild season at St. Andrew’s, Birmingham City manager Garry Monk is reportedly on the verge of leaving the club.

The 40-year-old has been a hugely refreshing figure at the club since he took the reins last year, steering Blues away from the relegation zone after a torrid season under Harry Redknapp and Steve Cotterill.

Last season looked to be a very promising one for Birmingham, who occupied 7th spot in the Sky Bet Championship table going into 2019.

But life at St. Andrew’s is never easy, it seems, as the club were deducted nine points for breaching the EFL’s profitability and sustainability rules, signalling an abrupt end to what was a very positive campaign.

With the club’s position off the pitch looking to be in tatters, Pete O’Rourke has recently broke the news that Monk is on the verge of leaving the club, after a turbulent time in charge of the West Midlands club.

Here then, we take a look at three perfect replacements for Monk at Birmingham City…

Lee Bowyer

Straight off the bat, this has got to be the perfect appointment for Birmingham.

Bowyer is a man who knows the club well, having played over 80 times for the club between 2009 and 2011.

The 42-year-old has started off his life in management remarkably well, guiding Charlton into the Championship after winning the League One play-offs last season, despite very tough conditions behind-the-scenes at the Valley.

He is a manager on the up, he can work under hostile conditions, and with his contract set to run out at Charlton, an appointment could definitely be likely.

Darren Moore

Moore was sacked by Birmingham’s local rivals West Brom in February and could be another smart appointment by the club.

His departure came as a shock to plenty of fans up and down the country, considering that the Baggies were still sat within touching distance of the automatic promotion spots.

He is a decent coach, and wouldn’t necessarily need a large budget to do well at St. Andrew’s.

Michael Flynn

Flynn has done a magnificent job at the helm of Newport County over the last couple of years, and is another manager who is destined for a big future in the game.

The former Exiles midfielder took over when they were 11 points adrift of safety in League Two, and steered them to safety in quite remarkable fashion.

The 38-year-old guided the Welsh club to the League Two play-off final last season, despite operating on one of the smallest budgets in the league.

He has such a close affinity with the Rodney Parade faithful, but a club like Birmingham could be too much for him to turn down.

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