, 50-year-old to make shock interim return to Birmingham City

50-year-old to make shock interim return to Birmingham City

Birmingham City are set to bring Gary Rowett back to the club in an interim head/coach consultant role, reporter John Percy has said on X.

Birmingham City have been on a concerning slide ever since the decision to remove John Eustace from the helm and replace him with Wayne Rooney.

The latter endured a dismal stint at St. Andrew’s and was duly replaced by Tony Mowbray. The Blues looked to be gaining some momentum under the former Blackburn Rovers boss but medical reasons meant his no.2 Mark Venus has had to take the reins.

A struggle for form since then has Birmingham City sat 21st in the Championship, only out of the drop on goal difference. Now though, the club are set to act.

Writing on X, reporter John Percy states that former Blues boss Gary Rowett is set to return to the club.

He’ll take up an interim role as head coach/consultant and is set to be confirmed later today.

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A wise move?

Amid Birmingham City’s concerning slide down the Championship table, the hierarchy have decided to take action.

Entrusting Venus with the temporary role in Mowbray’s absence had benefits. He’s worked alongside the manager for much of his career, so the absent boss’ vision and message wouldn’t be lost on him.

However, the drop back towards the relegation zone has prompted action. Rowett has been at St. Andrew’s before and is a veteran of Championship management, so he should be a safe pair of hands to guide Birmingham City to safety.

Eight games remain in the season and with the relegation battle set to go down to the wire, the Blues will be hoping this imminent move can turn their campaign around.

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