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.
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:
Of course he didn’t want Gardner, do you blame him?!— Mylooo! (@MyloAVFC) June 13, 2019
I can understand that cause Gary G is bang average— PRG-AVFC (@PaulRG14) June 13, 2019
NOBODY WANTED GARDNER— Villans Opinions (@VillansOpinions) June 13, 2019
- they laughed at us when we nearly went into administration— thevillazone (@thevillazone) June 13, 2019
- sang mind the gap
- their fan punches Grealish
- now #avfc have been promoted
- we swapped one of our worst players + penny’s for one of their best
- Gary Monk set to leave
Karma is real ☕️
This Garry Monk fiasco is exactly what happens when there's no communication between the board and the manager -- and you happen to swap your second-best player for one of your rival's worst I'm so glad we finally have all the right people in place. #AVFC— Jon (@JonSheasby) June 13, 2019
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