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Garry Monk can return optimism to St.Andrew's

Garry Monk can return optimism to St.Andrew's

Birmingham City have this evening confirmed the appointment of manager Garry Monk and his backroom staff, made up of Pep Clotet, James Beattie and Darryl Flahavan.

The 38-year-old joins the club on a three-and-a-half year deal after a fairly successful spell with promotion chasing Middlesbrough earlier in the season, only for his time at the Riverside to be cut short with Tony Pulis brought in soon after his departure.

Since his dismissal, Monk has been out of the game but now he is back with a point to prove.

I know it is a sore subject bringing up former manager Gary Rowett but he, like Monk, came to the club with a point to prove.

He (Rowett), was a young manager looking to prove themselves at this level (yes I know Monk has already done it with Boro and Leeds United but go with me here!).

Monk wants to prove people wrong and he has come to Blues looking to do that.

At the start of the 2017/18 Sky Bet Championship season, Birmingham City fans were filled with optimism but that was slowly sapped out of them by the board and their dreadful appointment of Steve Cotterill, a man who was sacked after a fifth straight defeat on Saturday afternoon, this time at the hands of Nottingham Forest.

I thoroughly believe that Monk can bring that optimism that us fans had at the start of the season back into the team.

Okay, he may not get the results straight away but already you can see the excitement around the club again.

Now all we have to do is show Monk why Birmingham City is such a great football club!


Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Tom Heslop
Date:Sunday March 4 2018
Time: 9:40PM


It will take time but he will change things. He plays an attacking game with a reall tacticle vibe to it. He mite not save us playing that way he mite have to play it safe at ferst. But once he has had time to look at the players and workout what is what. He will get them playing his way. KRO
05/03/2018 00:57:00
Welcome Garry and team. I hope everyone gives him the time he needs. In time, we might see the type of play we have not seen for many years.
05/03/2018 06:38:00
Definitely a step forward and optimism is in the air again, even if mixed with a large dose of reality. He may not save us this campaign but given enough time we will be playing football you are happy to pay to watch, with a long-term possibility of playing in PL again. An exciting appointment — lets just hope the players take to him and help with 100% effort, determination, buying into the tactical ideas of a young forward thinking English manager. Potentially I think he will prove better than Rowett. Good times ahead!
05/03/2018 09:50:00
It is Garry Monks birthday on 6th March how about the crowd greet him with Happy Birthday
Ijaz H
05/03/2018 17:54:00
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