Birmingham City have today parted ways with head coach John Eustace.
The Englishman spent 15 months in charge and guided the Midlands side to 17th in the Championship last season.
The Blues currently sit sixth in the table and are in the playoff places after a 3-1 win against Midlands rivals West Bromwich Albion on Friday night.
The club said this in their statement:
“It is essential that the Board of Directors and the football management are fully aligned on the importance of implementing a winning mentality and a culture of ambition across the entire Football Club.
“With this in mind, Birmingham City has today parted company with Head Coach, John Eustace.”
Birmingham City has today parted company with Head Coach, John Eustace.— Birmingham City FC (@BCFC) October 9, 2023
“The Club would like to thank John for his contribution. His dedication and work ethic was evident throughout his time in B9 and he will always be welcomed back to St. Andrew’s.
“A new First Team Manager will be announced in the coming days who will be responsible for creating an identity and clear ‘no fear’ playing style that all Birmingham City teams will adopt and embrace.”
Eustace succeeded Lee Bowyer in July 2022 to secure his first management role in the Football League.
Eustace’s Blues side were the bookies’ odds-on favourites to finish rock bottom of the Championship last season, however the former Kidderminster Harriers manager guided them to their highest points tally since 2016.
Rangers have been linked with the now former Blues boss after sacking manager Michael Beale last week, and now have the chance to make the move for him, whereas Wayne Rooney is being strongly linked with the Birmingham job after he left DC United in the MLS after failing to secure a playoff place for the second consecutive year.