Birmingham City are set to replace their manager Aitor Karanka – and it could be Tony Pulis who takes on the role.
The Spaniard is already thought to have left the Blues, but his departure is yet to be officially confirmed with the club seeking a replacement quickly.
Birmingham are in trouble near the bottom of the league, but navigated their way out of the drop zone recently thanks to wins over Sheffield Wednesday and Queens Park Rangers.
But they slipped back into losing habits again recently, not managing to muster up a shot on target against Barnsley and they were humiliated on Saturday at home to Bristol City, going down 3-0 to Nigel Pearson’s men.
It seems that it was the final straw for Birmingham’s owners, and with Rotherham United three points behind them with four games in hand, survival for the Blues is going to be a tough ask.
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A few names have emerged as front-runners for the soon-to-be vacant job in bookmaker markets, and one of them is Tony Pulis.
The former Stoke City man was last at Sheffield Wednesday, where he lasted less than two months before falling out with owner Dejphon Chansiri.
The Welshman is known as a manager who will set up defensive and it can prove to be very effective, although he only managed to pick up one win as Owls manager before he left the club.
Wednesday fans have been reacting to the possibility of Pulis becoming the new Birmingham manager, with there being much debate as to whether he can save the club from sinking into the third tier.
Their squad is much better set up for pulis ball. He'll love big Juke
— DaveOwl1867 (@wellbeaten1977) March 15, 2021
So us, Wycombe and Birmingham down then 👍
— Ricky Keogh (@RickyKeogh) March 15, 2021
that’s them down then
— kyle (@kyIesw) March 15, 2021
He’ll end up keeping them up, can just see it
— Emma Powell #Happiness💜#KeepSming💜#SWFC💙 (@epowell36) March 15, 2021
Please let this be true, we might actually have a chance of staying up https://t.co/QHEX5odkGO
— Tone (@tony_roper) March 15, 2021
— Ben Woodcock (@Ben_Woody23) March 15, 2021
— Rob Oldfield (@ROldfieldDesign) March 15, 2021
Pulis has a good track record at many clubs he’s been at. He didn’t succeed at Wednesday…. it’s a good job we have turned the corner since he left…
— Dan (@DanWalkerDJ) March 15, 2021