Former Birmingham City & Bristol City star leaves job as Blues and West Brom men in limbo

Wade Elliott has left his role at Cheltenham Town - so what next? (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)Wade Elliott has left his role at Cheltenham Town - so what next? (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images)
Wade Elliott has left his role at Cheltenham Town - so what next? (Photo by Pete Norton/Getty Images) | Getty Images
A Birmingham City player has see his manager leave the club - and it now brings in to question his future.

Former Birmingham City manager Wade Elliott has been left his role as manager of struggling Cheltenham Town.

Elliott leaves Whaddon Road following a 14-month spell in charge of the Robins in what was his first job in senior management.

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Cheltenham have been struggling this season are rock bottom of League One - and have not scored in eight of their opening league fixtures, leaving them with just a point.

A club statement read: “Cheltenham Town have today parted company with first team manager Wade Elliott by mutual consent.”

“The directors would like to place on record their appreciation for Wade’s contribution since joining the club as a coach in September 2020, playing a significant role in the League Two title win and then the club’s highest finish alongside Michael Duff.

“He was named head coach last summer and went on to achieve the club’s second-highest finish in his own right.”

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Elliott's departure from Cheltenham casts into doubt the future of Blues Josh Williams who joined Cheltenham on a season-long loan.

Williams joined on deadline day and to date has made two appearances for Cheltenham but did not feature in Elliott's last game - a 3-0 defeat to Peterborough United. Williams signed a new deal at St Andrew’s earlier this summer before departing on loan.

West Brom striker Jovan Malcolm also joined Cheltenham on deadline day, and has made three appearances since joining. Malcolm has made four senior appearances for the Baggies first-team to date and has also had loan spells at Accrington Stanley and Solihull Moors.

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