Here at footballfootball.football, we are led to believe that Garry Monk is set to resign as Birmingham City boss just days before their Championship campaign kicks off. While this is still unconfirmed and has come through a network of different people, it’s hard to blame Monk, if he was to leave St Andrews. It has very much been a case of Monk being promised the world and ending up with absolutely nothing, although, for a change, it isn’t the doing of Birmingham’s owners. You only have to look at the latest statement from Birmingham to see that there are issues at the club.
“Talks between Birmingham City and the EFL remain ongoing in regard profitability and sustainability regulations. The Club has spent several months working diligently to satisfy the EFL. Unfortunately and disappointingly the EFL are currently refusing to allow us to make additions which would enable us to strengthen the Manager’s squad.
We are hopeful that a satisfactory agreement can be reached with the EFL as soon as possible to help ensure our continued competitiveness in the Championship. We fully understand supporters’ frustrations over this issue in the wake of recent speculation and rumour. We share those frustrations.
The Club asks supporters to maintain the fabulous and passionate backing they have given to Garry Monk and the team since the Manager’s appointment – it is hugely appreciated and when we have that togetherness and strength in numbers it can make a big difference. The Board of Directors are ambitious and are committed to improvement and bringing success to the Club, in all aspects on and off the field.
And supporters can rest assured that we are doing everything in our power to address this current situation. The Club will make no further comment. We thank you for your understanding.”
Garry Monk is still trying to rebuild his reputation after a below-average stint at Middlesbrough and because he’s not able to make improvements to his squad, he’s thought to be on his way out. A final day win at home to Fulham sealed Birmingham’s survival last season, however, it’s thought they’ll be even deeper in trouble without any additions. Monk was sold down the river a bit by Leeds when he was dismissed and if he ends up getting the sack from Blues midway through this season, it only further decreases his stock.
Don’t ask for a date on when Monk will resign as I’ve said it’s not confirmed and might end up being wide of the mark. You know me, I’m just passing on the message like the good samaritan I am. One thing is for sure, if Monk leaves, it will leave Birmingham in a world of trouble.
Until the next time.