It turns out the game on Saturday at Newcastle was the last one that Gary Rowett managed for Birmingham City as the club announced today they had sacked their manager.
Gary had been in charge for two years and they were well positioned in 7th place in the Championship with 34 points and only out of the playoff positions because Sheffield Wednesday have a slightly better goal difference with the same number of points.
Gary Rowett sacked to as Birmingham manager
Rowett had managed Burton Albion for two years before he was brought in to replaced the former Newcastle player and coach Lee Clark in October of 2014.
Birmingham were outclassed by Newcastle on Saturday in the 4-0 defeat and after the game maybe it didn’t help that the brutally honest manager said that Newcastle had given his team a football lesson.
Rowett and his staff were all fired and it coincides with Birmingham’s Chinese owners Trillion Trophy Asia Limited appointing three new Directors to the Board on Monday.
It seems the drive to get Championship clubs into the Premier League is the same as the drive of Premier League clubs to stay there and reap the benefits of the big money.
The manager is the one who’s always on thin ice if things are not going well.
Such is the power of money in English football these days.
It’s not good.