Six weeks since his sacking, ex-Oxford United boss Pep Clotet has managed to bag another job – and treat himself to a new suit – while his former club plods along with its manager hunt.
The Spaniard, sacked by the U’s in January, has been reunited with Garry Monk at Championship strugglers Birmingham City.
Clotet will be Monk’s assistant, as he was at Swansea City and Leeds United prior to his seven-month stint at the Kassam. He has signed a contract until 2021.
“It is great to be back with Pep,” Monk, sacked by Middlesbrough in December, said. “He brings a wealth of experience, he’s a very good coach and he will bring that to these players.”
He added: “Me and Pep right from the very beginning at Swansea worked incredibly well, we have a great relationship.
“We know how each other works, which is always a benefit.
“If at any point after [Pep went into management] that our stars aligned and we had the opportunity to go back and work together, it was always in agreement.
“He brings a wealth of experience, he’s a very good coach and very experienced and he will bring that to these players and the staff as well.”
Former Accrington Stanley gaffer James Beattie and ex-goalkeeper Darryl Flahavan have also joined the Blues’ backroom staff following Steve Cotterill’s sacking on Saturday.