Aston Villa fans on Twitter react to Garry Monk's potential departure from Birmingham City

Garry Monk, Manager of Birmingham City looks on prior to the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Derby County at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy Stadium on April 19, 2019 in...

Aston Villa beat Birmingham City four times out of six games during their three years in the Championship.

25th November 2018, Villa Park, Birmingham, England; EFL Championship football, Aston Villa versus Birmingham City; Aston Villa Manager Dean Smith welcomes Birmingham City Manager Garry...

Aston Villa fans on Twitter have reacted to reports that Birmingham City manager Garry Monk could be heading for the exit door this summer.

Sky Sports are reporting that Monk could leave Blues after a row with the board - the deal between Villa and Birmingham which saw Jota and Gary Gardner head in opposite directions is thought to be at the forefront of his decision to leave.  

 

Midfielder Gardner was on-loan at Birmingham City last season, as he made the deal permanent. with Jota moving to Villa who had just earned promotion to the Premier League. 

Villa beat their rivals both home and away last season. At first, they beat them at Villa Park 4-2, with Jack Grealish scoring and Alan Hutton netting a quite remarkable solo goal. 

Then Dean Smith's side beat them at St Andrew's when Grealish, who was hit from behind by a fan, scored the only goal of the game in the second half to win the bragging rights once again for his team.

Jack Grealish of Aston Villa celebrates after scoring his sides first goal during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City v Aston Villa at St Andrew's Trillion Trophy...

Now, Villa will be focusing on making their mark in the Premier League, whilst Birmingham will be once again trying to avoid relegation to League One. 

If Monk does end up leaving the club then it'll only decrease Blues' chances of surviving in the second tier next term. They finished in the bottom half during the recently concluded campaign. 

Here is a selection of Villa fans on Twitter reacting to Monk's potential departure from Birmingham City: 

 

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