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Birmingham sack Gary Rowett

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Pin Rowett has been sacked by Birmingham. BCFC
Rowett has been sacked by Birmingham. BCFC

Birmingham sack Gary Rowett

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 156

Birmingham City have sacked manager Gary Rowett along with the rest of his backroom staff.

Birmingham City have surprisingly parted company with their manager as they sit in seventh place in the Sky Bet Championship, just one point off a play-off place.

Furthermore, Rowett's side took nine points from their last five games, including a 2-1 win over Ipswich Town on Tuesday night.

The club released an official statement, which read: Gary’s contract, and those of his backroom staff – Kevin Summerfield, Mark Sale, Kevin Poole and Darren Robinson - have been terminated with immediate effect.

"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 Blues also say that they are looking for an immediate replacement.

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