It’s a new era for Birmingham City as Aitor Karanka was named as the club’s new manager on Friday.
The Spaniard has carved out a good reputation at this level having done a good job with Nottingham Forest previously, whilst he more impressively took Middlesbrough to the Premier League.
Therefore, Blues fans are excited about what the future can hold under Karanka and the new boss took to Twitter to send a message to the fans after his appointment.
— Aitor Karanka (@Karanka) August 1, 2020
“Thank you to all the Bluenoses for the warm welcome, looking forward to this new chapter together! #KRO.”
As you would expect, the message went down well with the support, although some fans did warn the 46-year-old that he has a big job on his hands to turn things around after the side narrowly avoided relegation in the campaign that has just finished.
Here we look at some of the reaction from Blues fans to Karanka’s tweet…
Glad to have you aboard. From what has been reported, you have been recorded as saying that you were looking for a project. I am sure that you will do your homework. May I suggest you checkout the Freddie Goodwin years and see what you we are about and the great fan base you have
— Adam Watches UK (@WatchesAdam) August 1, 2020
1/2 Welcome Aitor. Very best wishes to you. May you become our greatest ever manager. Speak with Tom Ross to get the lowdown on what makes a Blues fan tick. We are patient if we see progress; we are forgiving if we see effort compensating for lack of ability. #BCFC #AitorKaranka
— Julian Glass (@BhamCityJulian) August 2, 2020
Hello and welcome, I’m thrilled you’ve joined The club.
Bluenoses is a great name for us, stick with that. Don’t believe all you read on Twitter 😂
— Gill O'Donnell (@StretchyLegs) August 1, 2020
Thank you for becoming our new manager. We have been starved of success over the last ten years but look forward to your efforts in the forthcoming months and next few years. Please give us fans an insight into your plans and club news has we have been left out to long. KRO
— nigelsale (@nogbad47) August 1, 2020
— Orbry (@orbry1979) August 1, 2020
Welcome aboard Sir! Can’t wait for you to sure up our defence
— Thomas Lane (@Tommylaneeeeeee) August 1, 2020
probably one of the best managers we have had in recent times welcome amigo
— C☆//⊙Rt ☆ (@yabbaDabbaBluee) August 1, 2020