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‘Thanks but no thanks’ – Many Birmingham City fans react as potential Karanka successor emerges

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Mark Bowen is keen on replacing Aitor Karanka in charge of Birmingham City, according to Birmingham Live.

Karanka is on the verge of leaving Blues, with various reports claiming that the Spaniard is set to be relieved of his duties by the board.

The 47-year-old took charge in the summer, but has since won only eight out of 38 games at the helm, with Blues sitting 21st and only three points above the drop in the Championship table.

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With Karanka set to leave, Birmingham Live have revealed that Mark Bowen is keen to take over at St. Andrew’s.

Bowen was part of Steve Bruce’s backroom staff at Birmingham and won the play-off final with Blues back in 2002. He has also been Mark Hughes’ assistant manager at the likes of Manchester City, Fulham, Queens Park Rangers and Southampton.

The 57-year-old took charge of Reading back in 2019, steering the Royals to safety before being replaced by current manager Veljko Paunovic in August.

Bowen is reportedly keen to come in for the final 10 games of the season, as Blues look to escape the drop and hope Rotherham United don’t pick up too many points from their four games in hand.

Here, we take a look at Birmingham fans’ reactions to the potential appointment of Bowen…


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Article title: ‘Thanks but no thanks’ – Many Birmingham City fans react as potential Karanka successor emerges

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