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Pep Clotet appointed Head Coach

Pep has shown his coaching expertise, man-management and leadership skills, allied to exemplary professional conduct, that can help take the Club forward

Blues Board of Directors

Blues are delighted to announce that Pep Clotet has been appointed Head Coach.

Clotet has been in the position in a caretaker capacity since June when the Club embarked on an overhaul of its structure and coaching policy from Academy level upwards to the senior side.

Clotet becomes the 29th post-War occupant of the Blues hot seat - and the first to take the title of Head Coach.

He has proven to the Board of Directors that he is the man to help lead Blues and to drive us to achieve ours and our supporters' ambitions.

"Pep has shown his coaching expertise, man-management and leadership skills, allied to exemplary professional conduct, that can help take the Club forward," said the Board, in a statement.

"We have a clear vision of what our footballing philosophy needs to be and Pep and his staff have begun to implement that in a short space of time.

"He has also brought out the best of, and trusted in, our young players. This is another important part of our strategy. The Club must be together as one, with the same togetherness and ethos through from the Academy, the Under-23s to the First Team.

"We trust that our supporters will continue to get behind Pep, the coaching staff and the players, all of whom are passionate about bringing success to Birmingham City and have the Club's interests at heart."

Barcelona-born Clotet, 42, joined Blues as Assistant Manager in March 2018. He played an integral part in helping to keep Blues in the Championship that season and then consolidate, under difficult circumstances, in 2018/19.

This season, with Paco Herrera alongside as Assistant Head Coach, Craig Gardner as Player/Coach - Gardner becomes First Team Coach this summer - Xavi Calm assisting as Coach, Darryl Flahavan as Goalkeeper Coach and Sean Rush leading the physical performance department, Blues have undergone a transition, and continue to build towards a promising and exciting future.

 

 

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