Birmingham City appoints top European Manager as Tony Mowbray replacement after stepping down due to illness

In order to receive medical attention for a medical condition, Tony Mowbray has decided to temporarily resign from his position as Birmingham’s manager. It is improbable that the seasoned manager would return before May.

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Birmingham City has announced that Mark Venus will take over as temporary manager following Tony Mowbray’s resignation to take medical leave.

At the club’s training facility on Monday, Mowbray startled his stunned staff and players by announcing his temporary departure. Less than six weeks have passed since the seasoned manager decided to take over for Wayne Rooney after his catastrophic tenure.

Blues have improved under Mowbray’s leadership since Rooney left, winning eleven of his first six games in command. This has helped the Midlands team avoid the drop zone, but Mowbray’s resignation has dashed their chances of having a good campaign.

The Englishman is expected to be out for the next six to eight weeks at the very least, and it is unlikely that he will return before the season ends, according to Mirror Football. Venus, his seasoned aide, will take his position.

Venus accompanied Mowbray to Birmingham and worked under him at nearly every club he managed. Although he will continue to serve as a sounding board, Mowbray is fully confident that Venus can carry on the Blues’ outstanding run of play.

“I have obtained a medical diagnosis that necessitates therapy following my latest LMA Health Assessment. I must temporarily resign from my position as Birmingham City Football Club manager in order to receive treatment,” he stated.

“My assistant manager, Mark Venus, will lead the team in the interim until I return, with assistance from coaches Ashley Cole, Pete Shuttleworth, and Maik Taylor. While receiving therapy, I will still offer guidance and recommendations.

The boardroom will back Venus as well; chief executive Garry Cook has extended his best wishes to Mowbray. In his absence, Cook has backed the manager’s backroom staff to keep the team on course.
“We are thinking of Tony and his family, along with his wife Amber. We hope Tony returns soon to the Club to carry on the great work he has started, and we wish him a speedy recovery,” the speaker stated.

“Mark Venus, Ashley Cole, Pete Shuttleworth, and Maik Taylor will receive all the assistance they require to guide the Club ahead in the interim.”

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