Many Birmingham City fans have taken to Twitter to react to the news that the club have made several changes to their staffing structure following the appointment of Craig Gardner as technical director.
The Blues yesterday confirmed the appointment of their former midfielder in the role and are now set to restructure their coaching set up as a result of this latest development.
Gardner will now step back from his role of being a right hand man to Lee Bowyer, with Mark Kennedy having been appointed as assistant head coach, whilst Paul Harsley will take on a new role as first team development coach.
In addition to this, Andy Marshall has also replaced Tony Roberts as goalkeeping coach.
Naturally the news of the reshuffle didn’t take long to reach the Blues’ fanbase, with many taking to social media to air their views on the matter in hand.
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Here, we take a look at some of the best responses from supporters on Twitter.
This is great news, CG will do just fine and give bowyer a real say in transfers and philosophy. But more importantly, it spells out that the old way (with Dong) is dead and even if bowyer and or Craig move on. Technical Director will always be there moving forward. Much needed.
— George (@Georg1eee) June 25, 2021
Love this. pic.twitter.com/1FquX5q1Q4
— iamjbohemia (@iamjbohemia) June 25, 2021
Yes Blues. 👍😀
— Jobey (@jobeylad) June 25, 2021
Finally doing our own transfers, a lot of good news recently 👏🏻 hopefully the stadium will be fixed for our first home game too with the pitch already finished
— Jack Hearn (@jsh1875) June 25, 2021
All really positive stuff. And all it’s taken is Dong to leave. Who knew?
— dale (@zdpj_) June 25, 2021
Finally some positive steps for this club.
Putting people in place who not only understand football, but understand the club and the values of the club.
It looks like at board level there is now a bit more stability and a willingness to let the right people do the job.
— Joe (@Joe_Insull) June 25, 2021
Well looks like we are moving in a more Positive direction and getting recruitment done early
— Lee Hanson (@lfhkro) June 25, 2021
Class, things can only get better now
— Sam 🏴 (@SamPhillips40) June 25, 2021
This is actually unreal
— KW (@Kieranbcfc2) June 25, 2021
Very refreshing #BCFC 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
— Nick (@NickMorrisBCFC) June 25, 2021