Birmingham City club statement hints at future of Lee Bowyer amid managerial uncertainty

Speculation has been ramping up surrounding Lee Bowyer’s future and this has simply added to it.

Birmingham City’s assistant Head Coach Mark Kennedy has left Blues, the club has confirmed.

A statement regarding the managerial staff was expected by many due to the vast rumours currently circulating around the club, however, it may have been the Head Coach, Lee Bowyer, that a lot were expecting to see first.

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Lee Bowyer's side would be in real trouble if it wasn't for the points deductions at Derby and Reading.

With that said, the statement surrounding Kennedy, who joined Blues back in June 2021, drops a strange hint surrounding the current manager in the very last paragraph.

It reads: “The Club will now work with Lee Bowyer to fulfil the position of Assistant Head Coach in time for pre-season of the upcoming campaign.”

Whether it’s simply down to professionalism, trying to pull the wool over the eyes, or everyone is reading far too much into it - it looks like a sentence that very much reads that Bowyer will be in charge come August.

You can read the statement in full below.

“Blues can confirm that Mark Kennedy has left the Football Club.

“The Assistant Head Coach joined in June 2021 to form part of Lee Bowyer’s First Team staff.

“A defender during his playing career that included spells at Liverpool, Wolverhampton Wanderers and Cardiff City, he has been a key component in Blues’ backroom during the 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship season.

“This saw him assist the development of multiple academy graduates and along with Paul Harsley aided their transition into senior football.

“Kennedy also ensured the continual improvement of senior professionals during his 11 months in the role.

“Everyone at Blues would like to wish Mark the very best in his future endeavours.

“The Club will now work with Lee Bowyer to fulfil the position of Assistant Head Coach in time for pre-season of the upcoming campaign.”

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