Aitor Karanka is set to be replaced at Birmingham City with former Blues player Lee Bowyer, with local Charlton reporter Richard Cawley suggesting that the 44-year-old is heading for the Midlands.
Karanka’s departure from Birmingham was confirmed yesterday by several outlets, but the club are yet to officially confirm that the Spaniard has left.
And if it’s because they hadn’t secured his replacement yet, then it may soon come out as Bowyer looks destined for St Andrew’s once again.
Cawley believes that Bowyer informed the Charlton squad this morning of his departure, and he leaves them in eighth position in League One, with the Addicks having been very inconsistent in recent weeks.
Bowyer has only managed one home win with Charlton since mid-December, and that may be a worry to Blues fans as their team haven’t exactly been stellar on their own patch, having won just three games at St Andrew’s in the league this season.
But if there’s one thing that Bowyer will not be lacking – and that’s passion.
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Birmingham fans know full well of Bowyer’s commitment having played for them between 2009 and 2011, and being a fan favourite he will understand the gravity of the task at hand.
It looks like Blues fans are all in on Bowyer arriving at the club – they’ve been reacting to the news on social media.
Bring him back!! Even if we do go down him being the manager when fans return in the new season is something I’m really looking forward too!! Unlucky not to get the job last summer in all fairness. LEE LEE LEE BOWYER #bcfc https://t.co/txwwO2uxUU
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) March 15, 2021
Happy if we get Bows. https://t.co/4s7jKLpTvB
— RICHIE (@lumdoggy) March 15, 2021
— Stuart Ashford (@stueyashford) March 15, 2021
Yes please https://t.co/PZqUBjWrhF
— Jacob Nowell (@Jacob_Nowell) March 15, 2021
— Connor (@connor_bcfc94) March 15, 2021
If it is Bowyer I think it could satisfy those that want Passion and those that want experience…
Not sure its enough of both, but I'm a fan of this.
And he cannot be worse than the current crop
Up the blues https://t.co/dj1jqGKmVU
— Sean Fuery (@SeanFuery) March 15, 2021
— Jamie (@jamiebcfc7) March 15, 2021
Would be very happy if Lee Bowyer is inbound! #bcfc
— Sean Butler (@sbutler__1) March 15, 2021