Pep Clotet named Birmingham City caretaker head coach

Published on: 20 June 2019

Birmingham City have named Pep Clotet as their caretaker head coach, but have said they are "not actively seeking" another manager "at this time".

Spaniard Clotet, 42, was assistant manager to Garry Monk, who was sacked on Tuesday after 15 months at the club.

His fellow coaches James Beattie, Darryl Flahavan, Sean Rush and Ryan Needs also remain in their previous roles at St Andrew's.

Blues midfielder Craig Gardner also joins the staff as a player-coach.

All the coaches met with Birmingham City chief executive Xuandong Ren and director Edward Zheng on Thursday.

"We had a very positive talk with the guys and we are focused on what we want to try and achieve," said Ren.

More to follow.