Some Birmingham fans want sacked Brighton boss Chris Hughton as Garry Monk's successor

General view a goal net at night with floodlights during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Millwall at St Andrews (stadium) on February 17, 2018 in Birmingham,...

The former Brighton Hove Albion boss managed Birmingham City for a year earlier in his career.

Brighton manager Chris Hughton gestures from the sideline during the Premier League match between Newcastle United and Brighton and Hove Albion at St. James Park on December 30, 2017 in...

Some Birmingham City fans are calling on the Blues' board to bring the former Brighton and Hove Albion manager, Chris Hughton, back to St Andrew's.

Birmingham announced Garry Monk's sacking on Tuesday - much to the dismay of the club's fanbase.

 

But re-hiring Hughton, who led the Blues into the Championship play-offs as boss at the start of the decade, could go some way towards healing those wounds, it seems.

The 60-year-old has promotions on his CV with Newcastle United and Brighton, who sacked him at the end of last season - the second in succession in which the Seagulls had survived relegation back to the second tier.

This is what those of a Birmingham persuasion are saying on Twitter...

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interestingly, Monk leaves behind his entire coaching team, with his long-time assistant, Pep Clotet, taking the Birmingham reins on a caretaker basis.

Hughton is said to have been among the contenders for the recent vacancy at Birmingham's local rivals, West Bromwich Albion, who eventually hired Slaven Bilic instead.

Slaven Bilic the head coach

Brighton have since appointed the former Swansea City manager and ex-Blues defender, Graham Potter, as the Irishman's successor

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