BREAKING: Blues SACK manager Gary Rowett

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A tweet from the official twitter states ‘Birmingham City Football Club’ has parted company with manager Gary Rowett’.

This comes after Rowett appears not to have took the post match interview after last night’s game against Ipswich, which is dubious in itself. Instead, first team coach Mark Sale took the offering. However, it is understood along with Gary’s contract, his backroom staff – Kevin Summerfield, Mark Sale, Kevin Poole and Darren Robinson – have also been terminated with immediate effect.

The club have since released a statement online saying:



This has not been an easy decision to make.

The Board would like to thank Gary and his backroom staff for their efforts and wish them all the best for the future.

Gary came in and immediately stabilised the team amid difficult circumstances and during his tenure improved the Club’s fortunes on the field.

He has conducted himself professionally on behalf of the Club at all times and there is a genuine sadness at this course of action.

However, new owners Trillion Trophy Asia Limited (TTAL) remains determined to lead the Club to a bright and exciting future.

Supporters can rest assured that the decision has been taken with a strategic, long-term view and with the Club’s best interests at heart.



The statement then goes on to say an ‘immediate replacement will be sought after’ and Panos Pavlakis has said the following on behalf of the board:

“Such a parting of the ways is always difficult, particularly so on a personal level as I have worked very closely with Gary and have got to know him well. Our relationship was very strong but in football you can never stand still.

“I would ask that our supporters trust our judgement and look forward to and embrace the future as we begin to implement the exciting vision of TTAL.”

You can read the statement in full HERE.

What are your thought’s on this shocking news? Do the board have something under their sleeve? Comment below or tweet us @bcfcfollowers!

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I must say that as shocks go that has to be the biggest …TTA obviously want instant success ..So what has happened , are they not impressed with Gary’s list of signings does Gary want more money to spend , Gary semed to be a good future quality manager ..Wow …this will take some getting used to…… KRO.

    • i think its EGO time i’m the new man its my money i want my man in – we’ll be in red soon or worse cl##et !! – Gianfranco Zola ?? really ?? Best of luck Gary thanks for everything you wont be out of work for long !!

  2. This has to rank among the most ridiculous decisions taken by a club that is renown for stupid decisions! If the rumours are true and Zola is already at St Andrews to sign, then it really does stink! Shame on you Birmingham City

  3. Gutted, thanks Gary for all your hard work at blues, birmingham city you are a disgrace to football !!!! Hope you find a club soon mate. We should all stand together and show owners wot BCFC stands for. ASHAMED TO CALL MYSELF A SUPPORTER.

  4. i can not believe this has happened. what a waste. for a club with no money hes done a excellent job. im applaud shit decision. again some other teams gain and our loss crap decision

  5. I am actually heartbroken my Husband is an avid blues supporter and he turned round and said it’s what happens and new owners clearly ain’t got a clue in my eyes he didn’t do anything wrong I actually feel like crying and the new bloke looks like he’s ready for retirement! Come to Coventry Gary! I know that’s a ridiculous request but I’d be buying a season ticket of he did! Almost tempted to take hubbys blues scarf out of back window. I’m just disgusted! x

  6. In the 70 odd years that I have supported the Blues this is the first time that I have felt ashamed and disgusted at being a Blues supporter.Gary Rowett saved us from humiliation and brought back respect and belief.I believe given funds Gary would have taken us into the Premiership.Good luck Gary it won’t be long before you are one of the country’s top ranked managers.

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