Club Statement: Lee Bowyer

Club Statement: Lee Bowyer

Birmingham City has today parted company with Head Coach Lee Bowyer.

The Board of Directors believe this to be the necessary course of action and have acted swiftly ahead of the 2022/23 campaign.

Bowyer leaves the Club after almost 16 months in charge, having helped secure Blues’ Sky Bet Championship status following his appointment in March 2021.

Four victories in his first six games in charge helped lift the Club away from the relegation zone, with survival officially achieved following victory over Derby County two games before the season’s conclusion.

In his first full campaign at the helm, Bowyer oversaw a 20th-placed finish including an opening day victory at Sheffield United and a 5-0 away win over Luton Town.

Despite a promising start to the campaign, results fell below expectations as the season progressed and the Board feel that a change in management is in the best interests of the Football Club at this pivotal stage.

The Board would like to place on record their sincere thanks to Lee for all of his efforts during his time at the Club.

As a player and as a Head Coach, Lee’s commitment and dedication was never in question and we will always be thankful for his contribution both on the pitch and in the dugout.

He will always be welcomed back to St. Andrew’s.

Along with his departure, Goalkeeper Coach, Andy Marshall, has also left the Football Club. We thank Andy for his efforts and wish him every success moving forward.

A replacement Head Coach and support staff will be confirmed in due course.