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Pep Clotet to Leave Birmingham City at End of Season



Pep Clotet Set To Depart Birmingham


Pep Clotet has agreed with the board at Birmingham City that he will leave the club at the end of the season to allow the spaniard to pursue other coaching opportunities.

The 43-year-old didn’t do so well during his last spell as a manager, notably being sacked by Oxford United after only claiming 12 wins in 36 games in League One.

Prior to becoming the manager of the Blues he was Garry Monk’s assistant at the club, he then took over to become the main man on an interim basis in June 2019. Clotet succeeded Monk as the manager on a full-time basis in December.

With the season set to resume on June 20th, Birmingham are currently sat in 16th place in the Championship table.

Clotet said: “It’s been a really difficult decision to take because it’s a privilege to be part of the Blues family, but it’s the best step for everyone and it allows the Club to continue to move forward with their vision and strategy.”

Chief executive Dong Ren made it clear that Clotet has the club’s full backing: “Pep will depart with our very best wishes.”

“Pep came in as a colleague but he will leave as a friend with our gratitude. He has done a very good and thorough job for us and has been professional throughout, always putting the club before himself… It’s a decision that is filled with sadness for us both. We value Pep very highly and we know how much he loves this Club… In the meantime, Pep continues to have our full backing and we are all determined to do everything we can to finish the season strongly and give him the fitting send-off he deserves.”

In recent seasons it has been far from plain sailing for the West Midlands based club.

They were deducted nine points in the 2018-19 season for breaching the EFL’s profitability rules and so Clotet didn’t have the financial freedom that any manager would desire.

Birmingham also spent the 2019-20 season under an investigation by the EFL for financial misconduct but it was dismissed in March.

This news confirms that Birmingham will likely have their seventh manager in just four years come the beginning of next season with the previous men run charge being Gary Rowett, Gianfranco Zola, Harry Redknapp, Steve Cotterill, Monk and Clotet.


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