A roller-coaster season draws to a close for Birmingham City when Garry Monk’s side make the trip to the Madejski Stadium to face Reading on Sunday.
For the Blues there will be some degree of relief, having maintained their Championship status after the deduction of nine points for breaching profitability and sustainability rules.
However, fresh worry could be on the horizon with reports from the Daily Mail claiming that Monk is on West Brom’s radar ahead of the summer as they look for Darren Moore’s permanent successor.
So, with Birmingham in the Championship for another season, how big a blow would it be if Birmingham lost Monk in the summer?
“Despite everything that Birmingham went through this season, Monk proved that he has the ability to get the best out of the players.
“He is building something at St Andrew’s and if Birmingham were to lose him now, it would be a massive blow.”
“Garry Monk is a very good manager who has done incredibly well under difficult conditions.
“However, if he leaves it puts them in a tricky spot.
“They’ve got to hang on to him, if they get on an even financial footing they’ll do well.”
“Monk has done an outstanding job in bringing the fractured relationship between the club and its fans back together and losing him now would be a disaster.
“He seems really fond of the club, however, so I do not think it will be a problem.”
“It would be a huge blow.
“Birmingham have been impressive this season, and Monk has done a remarkable job, especially given that he hasn’t had much funds to work with this season.
“Losing Monk would be a season-defining blow for the Blues, and they certainly wouldn’t be challenging for a top six finish next season without him.”