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Coventry boss responds to being linked with replacing Birmingham manager

Reports on Saturday stated that Coventry City manager Mark Robins was a potential target for Birmingham City with Pep Clotet rumoured to be set for the sack.

TEAMTalk broke the news at the weekend that the Blues were going to sack Pep Clotet and quickly replace him for the the manager of the club that they are groundsharing with.

Coventry, who currently sit 5th in the League One table after 18 matches and 5 points off second place Ipswich, have since dismissed those links.

Robins signed a new extended deal back in October following reports that Sunderland were interested in the 49-year-old, in the end the Black Cats went for Phil Parkinson to replace Jack Ross.

The City boss made it clear at that time that he wasn’t interested in leaving for a second time, saying: “I can honestly, unequivocally, say that I’m totally happy here. Totally happy.

“I’m invested in the job.

“Everyone knows what happened in 2013 when I left (to join Huddersfield), and when I was told about the interest from Sunderland that was something that came into my mind, but also the fact that I love it here and the supporters are brilliant with me.”

He spoke about the speculation with Birmingham at the weekend: ““No, not flattered at all.

“I am not interested in anything, so let’s just put it to bed. I am not interested in anything at all. I just get on with my job.”

City’s chief executive Dave Boddy dismissed the rumours, telling CoventryLive on Saturday: “There’s no truth in it what-so-ever.

“Birmingham City haven’t spoken to us about it and I speak to their chairman, whom I have a good relationship with, on a regular basis because of our groundshare situation at St Andrew’s.”


After finding out what Mark Robins had to say on the speculation that he would be replace Pep Clotet as manager, fans took to reveal their excitement and relief – see what they tweeted on the next page.


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