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Gary Rowett Football Factfile

Birmingham City are expected to offer the vacant manager's job to Gary Rowett. We look at his career in the game.

  • Born in Bromsgrove.
  • Aged 40
  • Defender
  • Premier League career: Everton, Derby, Leicester and Charlton
  • Football League career: Cambridge, Blackpool, Birmingham, and Burton Albion.
  • Played 86 times for Birmingham from 1998-2000
  • Moved into management in 2009 as assistant to Paul Peschosolido at Burton
  • Became manager in May 2012 when Peschisolidio left
  • Last year took Burton to 4th in League Two. Lost in the play offs.
  • Burton currently 3rd in the table.


Latest odds: Who will be the next manager of the Blues?

Birmingham City are continuing to hunt for a new manager following the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Yesterday it was reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett had been approached by Birmingham about the job.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport

Latest odds:

  • Gary Rowett - 8/15
  • Karl Robinson - 11/2
  • Mike Phelan - 6/1
  • Owen Coyle - 9/1
  • Richard Beale - 10/1
  • Chris Hughton - 16/1

Odds: SkyBet

Reports Gary Rowett approached for Blues job

It is being reported that Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett has been approached by Birmingham City over their vacant manager's position.

It follows the sacking of Lee Clark on Monday.

Burton Albion manager Gary Rowett Credit: Barrington Coombs/EMPICS Sport

Rowett played for Birmingham during his playing career almost 100 times and has been a favourite to take over at St. Andrews since Clark's departure.

The Blues lost 1-0 away at Blackburn last night with co-caretaker manager Malcolm Crosby in charge.

An approach by Birmingham City has also apparently been declined by MK Dons over their manager Karl Robinson.

Lee Clark was sacked by Birmingham City earlier this week Credit: Nigel French/EMPICS Sport


Reports: Peter Pannu to leave Birmingham City

Peter Pannu at St Andrews Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

Reports are suggesting the acting chairman of Birmingham City, Peter Pannu, is to step down by the end of the month.

The club have said they have no comment to make, but ITV News Central understands any announcement will be made via the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Pannu's contract with the club was due to end at the end of the month.

Birmingham City sign Scotland's Denny Johnstone

Denny Johnstone Credit: PA

Birmingham City FC have signed Denny Johnstone from Celtic.

The 19-year-old forward arrives at St Andrews on a three-year-deal after the Blues agreed compensation with the Hoops.

The Scotland U19 international has attracted interest from a number of clubs since turning down a fresh contract offer from Celtic to test himself in English football.

Birmingham City sign very own George Best

Birmingham City have signed George Best. Of course, the original George Best died nine years ago, but they have signed David Cotterill, who has the legend's full name as two of his middle names.

ITV News Central correspondent Steve Clamp asked the midfielder about his name as Birmingham's players returned to training this morning.

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