Sheffield Wednesday boss Garry Monk could look to poach two of his former backroom staff from Birmingham City.

The 40-year-old joined the Owls last month and may look to re-unite with his former first team coach James Beattie and head of analysis Ryan Needs, as per Birmingham Live.

Monk currently has Lee Bullen as his number two and Nicky Weaver as his goalkeeping coach but is eager to beef up his backroom staff.

Beattie, who played for Sheffield United during his player career, could be on his way to Hillsborough now having previously worked under Monk at Swansea City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Birmingham.

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The Blues’ boss Pep Clotet has commented on the situation, as per Birmingham Live: “These are individual decisions that they make individually, if they don’t want to work for this football club and they want to work for another football club – they need to be addressed.”

In this sense I am always very loyal to clubs and I commit myself one hundred per cent with clubs until the situation changes. We have a really good staff in this club, a really good group of players, everyone committed and supporting the club to go forward and that’s the only thing we focus (on).”

He added: “Speculation always comes up but at the end of the day it’s about how are we working the players and how we help the club go forward, that’s the only thing that we think about really. They are working for the club.”


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