Birmingham City manager odds
Birmingham City manager after John Eustace
John Eustace is the new manager of Birmingham
Birmingham City Football Club had a very disappointing season, 20th in the Championship table, with serious staffing problems that often arose when it was least needed.
Now, when further activities are slowly being planned and the concept that will be followed in the upcoming season is being formed, the management of Birmingham faces a very difficult task. Namely, the club decided on the so-called "purge", as many as eight players left the club. Most of the contracts expire in a few days, after which they will officially be without a club. Among the mentioned eight is Christian Pedersen, one of the biggest stars of this team. Zohore, Masampu, Bela, Matthews, Soldevilla, Thomson-Somers, and Truman are also in the selected company. To make matters less dark, some footballers got contract extensions, but there are far fewer of them. A complete reform is being prepared in Birmingham, next season survival in the Championship will probably be the only real challenge for this team. Firing eight players is certainly not a small matter, the playing staff will be shortened, certain reinforcements will definitely have to be sought, if the club has any ambitions to survive in the second tier. Otherwise, League 1 is there and waiting.
But that is not all. There was change on the manager’s position as well. Lee Bowyer was sacked and John Eustace was named as the new manager of Birmingham City.
Eustace has a difficult task ahead of him, but he is optimistic “I am very proud to be here. Obviously, I am a Birmingham lad and I know the potential of the club and how important it is to the fans. We have under-achieved in the past few seasons and a club of this size, with the support that this club has, we need to be aiming higher. I can't wait to get going, meet the staff and get my ideas across to the players out on the pitches as soon as we can.” He is officialy appointed in Birmingham from 3 July 2022 and signed a contract for 3 years.
He doesn’t have much experience as manager, he was working as assistant in Championship side QPR and Republic of Ireland. He was manager of Kidderminster Harriers in lower English leagues.
Although some of the fans didn’t accept well sacking of Lee Bowyer, the board of the club is confident that these changes were necessary and that Eustace has enough experience and confidence to lead a club like Birmingham in such a tough competition.
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