Craig Gardner is said to be closing in on a return to Birmingham City from Sheffield Wednesday, as per Birmingham Live.
Gardner endured four different spells at St. Andrew’s as a player, and was part of the first-team coaching staff after hanging up his boots.
The 34-year-old left the club to become part of Tony Pulis’ coaching staff at Sheffield Wednesday in November.
But after Pulis was sacked after only 10 games in charge of the Owls, Gardner now looks set to make a swift return to Birmingham, as per Birmingham Live.
Gardner was believed to be at training on Wednesday, as Birmingham prepare for their FA Cup clash with Manchester City at the weekend.
Gardner was a fans’ favourite during his time at Blues, and many fans have been reacting to the news that he could be set to make a swift return to St. Andrew’s.
Here’s what they had to say…
We’ve not won a game since he left to be fair
— Michael Jabbari (@mike1983jabbari) January 6, 2021
Please please NO! lived off that one game against West Ham only to jump ship and then return a totally different player. Not for me I'm afraid, doesn't bring anything to the party. When I heard he was a coach I put my head in my hands and sighed😞
— Ricster1875 (@ricster1875) January 6, 2021
If we’re appointing yes men, I wouldn’t think Karanka would be here.
— George (@bcfcgeorge03) January 6, 2021
What’s the point. Personally don’t agree with this one.
— Michael Edwards (@BcfcMichael) January 6, 2021
call me crazy but i’m glad, he has a winning mentality, might bring some passion into the team ffs
— Reilly Jobson (@reilly_jobson) January 6, 2021
Pashun coach surely
— Jamie (@jamiebcfc7) January 6, 2021
Is he any quicker than Clayton?
— Nathan Morris (@nathan_morris) January 6, 2021
Inevitable weren’t it let’s be honest he always have a job safe here in whatever capacity
— Tom (@Tom12956152) January 6, 2021
Shouldn't we be spending any spare wages on players ?
— mick (@mickyh01) January 6, 2021