Monk set for Birmingham post

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According to reports, Garry Monk will be named as Birmingham City's next manager after Saturday's game at Nottingham Forest.

Steve Cotterill, who replaced Harry Redknapp at the start of October last year, has been unable to change the club’s fortunes during his five months in charge and the clash at the City Ground will be his last.

No matter what the result, it is claimed Birmingham’s hierarchy have had enough of the poor results and performances, leading them to make the decision to sack their manager for a second time this season.

The Blues are currently sitting 22nd heading into the weekend’s fixtures, two points adrift of Barnsley in 21st, and have lost their last five matches in all competitions, scoring just once in that poor run.

Monk, who was relieved of his duties at Middlesbrough in December, has reportedly agreed to take charge of the relegation-threatened club and could be appointed as earlier as Saturday night.

It is understood Pep Clotet will be the 38-year-old’s assistant, with James Beattie also becoming part of his coaching team.