Middlesbrough review Monk transfers after his sacking at Birmingham

21 June 2019

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Photo: Getty Images Birmingham City are not actively seeking an alternative permanent manager after sacking Garry Monk who's connections with a specific agent is also investigated by Middlesbrough.

Garry Monk was fired from Birmingham City as his ties to his agent according to the club were too tight in the transfer market.

A similar dispute caused his sacking at Middlesbrough, where the club have launched an investigation into the club’s transfers during Monk’s tenure, reports claim. 

Christian Fomsgaard Jensen cfj@offthepitch.com

It’s been a year and a half since Garry Monk was fired after a six-month tenure in charge of Middlesbrough, but after his dismissal at Birmingham City on Wednesday, it has been revealed that Boro are examining Monk’s brief period at the club, reports The Daily Mail.

Birmingham’s chief executive, Xuandong Ren, claimed Monk was fired from The Blues due to a dispute over use of his own agent, James Featherstone, in the club’s transfer deals. 

Garry wanted his agent involved in every single deal, which is not something we were comfortable with"

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