Birmingham City are interested in Coventry City boss Mark Robins.

They see the Sky Blues manager as a potential replacement for the under-pressure Pep Clotet, according to a report by TEAMtalk. 

Clotet, who replaced Garry Monk over the summer as interim manager, is believed to be edging close to the axe after a slow start to the season. The Championship side are currently 15th in the league and six points off the Play-Offs.

The Blues have set their sights on Robins after his impressive last few campaigns at Coventry. He signed a new contract with the League One outfit earlier this term amid interest from elsewhere.

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He took over the Sky Blues in March 2017 and won the Checkatrade Trophy in his first year the club. He then guided them to promotion from League Two in the campaign after.

His side has since competed at the top end of the third tier and are 5th at the moment after an impressive start to this season.

Robins, who is 49 years-old, played for the likes of Manchester United, Norwich City, Leicester City and Sheffield Wednesday in his playing days.

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He retired in 2005 and has since gone on to manage Rotherham United, Barnsley, Huddersfield Town and Scunthorpe United.

Robins has done a brilliant job at Coventry and the work he is doing is being noticed by Birmingham now. Can Coventry keep him despite interest from a second tier side?


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