Birmingham City sack Garry Monk
Birmingham City have parted ways with boss Garry Monk.
Rumours had circulated over the past days regarding Monk's position in charge at St Andrews, with the club confirming his departure in a shock statement.
"Birmingham City has today parted company with manager Garry Monk." Read the statement.
"The board of directors believe this to be in the long term interests of the club.
"We thank Garry for his efforts and we wish him the best for the future.
"The Board of Directors are hopeful that over time the team can adopt a fresh and modern footballing philosophy, whilst maintaining the Club’s core values.
"It is our intention to drive the Club forward and challenge for promotion."
Pep Clotet has been appointed caretaker boss as Blues begin their search for a new boss, with backroom staff Sean Rush, Darryl Flahavan, Ryan Needs and James Beattie all staying put.