Pep Clotet: Birmingham City head coach to leave post at end of 2019/20 Championship season

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CONFIRMED By talkSPORT 8th June 2020, 10:54 am Updated: 8th June 2020, 11:05 am Pep Clotet will leave his role as Birmingham City head coach when the 2019/20 season eventually finishes, the Championship club have confirmed. The Spaniard was appointed Blues’ caretaker head coach last summer and was handed the job on a permanent basis in December. Getty Images – Getty Clotet was only appointed Birmingham’s permanent head coach in December He has been working at St Andrew’s since March 2018 having first joined Birmingham as Garry Monk’s assistant. “It’s been a really difficult decision to take because it’s a privilege to be part of the Blues family,” said Clotet, “but it’s the best step for everyone and it allows the Club to continue to move forward with their vision and strategy. “I’m very grateful to the Club, its board and the supporters for placing their faith in me to lead the team this season and to face up to the challenges involved in what’s been a key transition under really demanding circumstances. 📝 Pep Clotet is to leave his position as Head Coach at the season’s end. He has decided to step down and the Club has agreed to allow him to explore other coaching opportunities. Pep will depart with our gratitude and very best wishes. — Birmingham City FC (at 🏠) (@BCFC) June 8, 2020 “We were set the objective of bringing stability to the Club, promoting our Academy and instilling a different playing style and, thanks to the togetherness that everyone has shown, we have been able to successfully move in that direction. “It’s now time for us to focus on the remainder of the season and for the Club to continue building on these foundations.” Birmingham are currently 17th in the Championship table and eight points above the relegation zone. Clotet’s only other managerial spell in England came with Oxford United in League One as he was sacked in January 2018.,

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