Pep Clotet has left his place as Birmingham head coach, the Championship membership have introduced.
The 43-year-old was on account of step down on the finish of the season, however Wednesday’s 3-1 residence defeat by Swansea signalled the top of his time in cost.
Birmingham are 17th within the Championship, 4 factors above the relegation zone with 4 matches to play.
A Birmingham assertion learn: “Pep Clotet has this night left his place as head coach. He was on account of step down on the season’s finish however it was mutually agreed that he ought to relinquish the position instantly.
“The board wish to place on document its honest because of Pep for his efforts in the course of the previous two years.
“We can be making no additional remark at the moment.”
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Birmingham introduced final month that Clotet would depart when the prolonged 2019/20 season lastly involves an finish.
The Spaniard, who first joined Blues in 2018 as Garry Monk’s assistant, stated of his impending exit: “It’s been a very troublesome choice to take as a result of it’s a privilege to be a part of the Blues household, however it’s the perfect step for everybody and it permits the Membership to proceed to maneuver ahead with their imaginative and prescient and technique.
“I’m very grateful to the Membership, its board and the supporters for putting their religion in me to guide the workforce this season and to withstand the challenges concerned in what’s been a key transition beneath actually demanding circumstances.
“We had been set the target of bringing stability to the Membership, selling our Academy and instilling a special taking part in type and, because of the togetherness that everybody has proven, now we have been in a position to efficiently transfer in that path.
“It’s now time for us to deal with the rest of the season and for the Membership to proceed constructing on these foundations.”