Some Birmingham City fans fear Garry Monk will leave for Derby County

General view outside the stadium before the Sky Bet Championship match between Derby County and Cardiff City at iPro Stadium on April 24, 2018 in Derby, England.

There could soon be vacancies at both Birmingham City and Derby County.

A dejected Derby County manager \ head coach Frank Lampard after the Sky Bet Championship Play-off Final match between Aston Villa and Derby County at Wembley Stadium on May 27, 2019 in...

Some Birmingham City fans are fearing the worst as rumours surrounding the future of Frank Lampard, the Derby County manager, intensify.

Lampard is being heavily tipped to succeed Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea boss, after the Italian left for Juventus on Sunday.

 

Meanwhile, Monk could also be on his way out of a job amid reports his relationship with the Birmingham board has grown increasingly strained (although talk of that appears to have died down since the weekend).

And that has prompted the following Blues fans to speculate as to where the 40-year-old may end up. Their conclusion being Derby...

Lampard led Derby to the play-off final in his full first season in charge, with Monk leading Birmingham to a respectable 17th against a backdrop of financial problems which led to a nine-point deduction.

The former centre-back has previously managed at Swansea City, Leeds United and Middlesbrough with mixed success and is said to have been considered by Derby in 2016.

Garry Monk the manager

Birmingham City, Derby County, neither? Where will Monk begin next season?

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