Garry Monk is being linked with a move to Birmingham City, as per a report by their fan site BCFC Followers.

The report suggests that their match tomorrow away at Nottingham Forest will be current boss Steve Cotterill’s last game in charge. He will then apparently be replaced by Garry Monk.

The 38 year-old has been out of a job since being sacked by Middlesbrough in December and replaced by Tony Pulis. He has been linked with various posts though and is a man in demand.

He would be a decent coup by Birmingham City, if these rumours are true. He has a good reputation at this level and is still young so has a promising managerial career ahead of him.

Monk played for Torquay United, Southampton and Barnsley before moving to Swansea City in 2004. He played over 200 games for the Swans before he became their manager in 2014. After a solid first year in charge of them things turned sour for him at the Welsh side and he was sacked in December 2015.

He was handed a route back into football in June 2016 by Leeds United and he did a good job with the Whites under difficult circumstances but narrowly missed out on the Play-Offs. He then left them to join Middlesbrough but that move did not work out.

Monk certainly deserves a second chance in the game and if these rumours are true and he is Birmingham City bound, then he will face an incredibly tough task in trying to keep them in the Championship.

 


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