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Club figure reacts to recent Birmingham City rumours

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Coventry City chief executive Dave Boddy has rebuffed recent claims linking manager Mark Robins with a move to Birmingham City.

Reports emerging from TeamTalk on Saturday had claimed that the Championship side are set to end Pep Clotet’s time in caretaker charge of the club, with Robins being lined up to replace him as the Blues new manager.

Now however, it appears as though suggestions may be wide of the mark, after Boddy revealed that such a change has never been discussed between the two clubs.

Speaking about those rumours emerging about the future of Robins, Boddy told the Coventry Telegraph: “There’s no truth in it what-so-ever.

“Birmingham City haven’t spoken to us about it and I speak to their chairman, whom I have a good relationship with, on a regular basis because of our groundshare situation at St Andrew’s.”

Robins, who is in his second spell as Coventry boss after returning to the club in March 2017, only signed a new deal with the Sky Blues in October, after reports emerged linking him with the then-vacant managerial post at Sunderland.

Coventry are currently fifth in the League One standings, five points adrift of the automatic promotion spots.

Birmingham meanwhile are 15th in the Championship table, after recording their third straight 1-1 draw at home to Millwall on Saturday afternoon.

The Verdict

I think this will be a big relief for Coventry.

Robins has done a brilliant job since his return to the club, so they are not going to want to lose him any time soon.

Indeed, with the Sky Blues currently embroiled in that battle for promotion to the Championship, they will be desperate not to have their season disrupted by something such as this.

On the flip side, it will be interesting to see just what happens at Birmingham in the aftermath of these revelations, given they do look to be stagnating in mid-table somewhat under Clotet as things stand.


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