Birmingham City are unlikely to sack Pep Clotet despite recent reports suggesting that Mark Robins was in line to replace the Blues boss.
The Spaniard has endured a pretty mixed start to life in charge of the West Midlands outfit, although patience was always going to be required as he looks to implement a new style of play.
Therefore, it was a real surprise to see TEAMtalk state that the Birmingham board are ready to sack Clotet and bring in the Sky Blues boss.
However, Birmingham Live reporter Brian Dick cooled the idea that a departure is imminent, indicating that the board are pleased with how the former assistant has stepped up to this role and that he could be named as the permanent head coach too.
“The talk I’ve been hearing suggests he could be about to have the caretaker tag removed – quite the opposite of being sacked. There seems to be a degree of satisfaction from those at the top of the club with the way he has got the team playing and has included young players – that is after all two thirds of his brief.
“I might be wrong, there’s always a surprise round the corner in football – but none of this adds to me nor does it match what I’m hearing.”
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The report claiming that Clotet was going to leave was a huge surprise and you’d have to say that it would be undeserved, so the fans will welcome this update.
He is going to need a lot more time to get things right but the signs are there that he is trying to make changes and he needs backing in January.
Having said that, nothing would surprise you with the Blues board and if results don’t change then he will be in trouble.
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