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Birmingham City Sack Head Coach John Eustace

Championship side Birmingham City have sacked manager John Eustace as the West Midlands side sit sixth in the table and in the play-off places.

Eustace side put three past local rivals West Brom on Friday night at St Andrews which saw the side cruise to a 3-1 victory over the Baggies and secure back-to-back wins for the first time since August.

A statement released by the club said:

“It is essential that the board of directors and the football management are fully aligned on the importance of implementing a winning mentality and a culture of ambition across the entire football club.

“With this in mind, Birmingham City has today parted company with head coach John Eustace.

“Eustace departs after 15 months in charge, having helped to stabilise and strengthen the club on the pitch following his appointment in July 2022.

“In his first season at the helm, he guided the team to a 17th-place finish, securing Sky Bet Championship status with three games remaining. During his time at St. Andrew’s, he galvanised the squad to deliver a number of memorable moments in testing circumstances.

“The club would like to thank John for his contribution. His dedication and work ethic was evident throughout his time in B9, and he will always be welcomed back to St. Andrew’s.

“A new first team manager will be announced in the coming days who will be responsible for creating an identity and clear ‘no fear’ playing style that all Birmingham City teams will adopt and embrace.

“The club will be issuing no further comment at this time.”

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