1. ITV Report

Birmingham City has sacked manager Garry Monk

Garry Monk has left Birmingham City Credit: PA images

Birmingham City manager Garry Monk has left the club with immediate effect.

He joined the club in March 2018, replacing Steve Cotterill as manager.

Last season he guided Birmingham to 17th in the Championship despite the club being deducted nine points for breaching financial fair play rules.

The Board of Directors believe this to be in the long term interests of the Club.

We are hopeful that over time the team can adopt a fresh and modern footballing philosophy whilst maintaining the club’s core principles.

It is our intention to drive the club forward and challenge for promotion.

As part of an overall review of club operations, we will also seek to enhance our recruitment and scouting strategy.

We thank Garry for his efforts and we wish him the best for the future.

– Statement on BCFC