Date: 2nd May 2019 at 6:00am
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It’s been claimed this week that Birmingham City manager Garry Monk has now seen his name rise to the top of the pile when it comes to West Bromwich Albion’s search for a new gaffer.

Following the departure of Darren Moore, as the Play-Offs weren’t good enough, the Board had no-one lined it seems as Jimmy Shan continues to take charge of affairs as we now turn our attentions towards a season extension and a possible route to promotion via Wembley.

The Daily Mail have reported this week that we now favour Monk given the job that he has done at St Andrew’s, particularly in light of their points deduction for Financial Fair Play breaches.

The Mail offer no source or any real information for this claim but Monk does have top flight experience and decent Championship experience from spells with Swansea City, Leeds and Middlesbrough, but they do say, he’ll be of interest to us whether we go up or not.

Shan Credits Moore For This As He Prepares For The Play-Off Battle Ahead


13 Replies to “Reports Suggest We Have A New Favourite For The West Brom Hot Seat”

    • There is no way you can predict who is going up. It could be West brom, it could also be Derby (at this point Boro or Bristol city even), or Leeds.

      • Its a hunch that we are not strong enough. of course it could be any from 4 teams, but I think villa will win it. Hope I’m very wrong

        • We know how good/bad we can be on our day. We’ve seen the same from Leeds, Villa, and the battle for 6th spot shows the inconsistency in the other teams battling. If we turn up, it’s in our hands.

  • This was the Daily Mail for god’s sake. They wouldn’t know the truth and certainly wouldn’t publish the truth about anything.

  • albion not good enough this year/Garry Monk,would be a good choice/Too much dead wood at this club.

  • You lot are negative, we are where we are on merit. Every chance of going up let’s be positive.

    Cant see anyone in the pay offs who is that scary

  • I think the Baggies will go up. Grealish aside the Villa are not a good side. I don’t think Monk will be tempted to leave Blues: the playing field is now level (FFP behind us) and he has a chance to build a team in his own image. Also, he’ll look at the shoddy treatment of Moore.

    • Don’t agree with the comment on Villa given their strengthening in Jan, but Grealish obviously knits it together for them. But we’ve known all years long how good we can be when it clicks at both ends, so if we go into the games right, we’re more than capable. Definitely agree with your Monk thoughts though, when it comes to any manager feeling ‘comfortable’ at the club, stating comfortable top four isn’t good enough is absolutely the wrong message for those managers who want a long term approach and not simply the next compensation package.

  • Garry Monk needs a few seasons of stability in his managerial career. He has developed a ‘butterfly’ reputation of flying from one flower to the next. While a move to WBA may appeal financially it could be another Middlesbrough type appointment where expectations and pressure will be high and the axe always swinging close by. Monk is adored by blues fans and he has unfinished business now finally the financial shackles have been removed.

    To Andy above – there’s no need for that. Show some class.

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