Last updated on 8 June 20208 June 2020.From the section Birmingham. , Clotet began the 2006–07 season with another side in his native region, UE Figueres, being fired after only nine matches as they eventually suffered relegation from Segunda División B. Blues are delighted to announce that Pep Clotet has been appointed Head Coach.  He left his post at the Welsh club on 9 December of that year alongside first-team coaches James Beattie and Kristian O'Leary, following the sacking of Monk. After six months as an interim appointment, Clotet's role with Blues was rubber-stamped on a more permanent basis in December, and the pair shook hands before a meeting between the two clubs at St Andrew's in February.  On 25 May 2017, after the pair led the team to seventh place in the 2016–17 Championship, Monk resigned. , In November 2015, Clotet was offered the manager's job at Championship club Brentford, but rejected the offer out of loyalty to Monk. Pep will depart with our gratitude and very best wishes. On 8 June, Clotet confirmed that he would leave the club at the end of the season to "explore other coaching opportunities", but after a series of poor results, he left by mutual consent on 8 July with four matches of the season remaining. — Birmingham City FC (at ) (@BCFC) June 8, 2020. made an "error of judgement" in working with Clotet. He returned to Spain to spend time with his young family during the crisis. Clotet had never expected to find himself as the head coach at St Andrew's, and only anticipated being a temporary fix when Monk departed. First-team coach Craig Gardner and professional development coach Steve Spooner will be in charge of the team for Sunday's game at Stoke City. At times, this led to compromise in order to put points on the board. , Clotet worked as a pundit on Sky Sports' La Liga review, and also wrote a column for daily newspaper Marca. Analysis and opinion from our chief football writer.  After six months, during which Clotet made a start on implementing the board's footballing philosophy as well as demonstrating "coaching expertise, man-management and leadership skills, allied to exemplary professional conduct", and integrated the 16-year-old Jude Bellingham into a regular role in the first team, he was appointed as head coach on a permanent basis. Pep Clotet will leave his position as Birmingham City head coach at the end of the season.  In May of the following year, he was promoted to assistant manager under Garry Monk.  He met the same fate as in his previous experience: he was sacked following the seventh round and the team were relegated. Pep Clotet will leave his position as Birmingham City head coach at the end of the season. Clotet was only appointed Birmingham’s permanent head coach in December. Not entirely comfortable with the spotlight, Clotet sought to engineer the change in style desired by the owners without necessarily having the full set of resources required. Clotet was Monk's assistant at Swansea and Leeds, but when Monk moved to Middlesbrough in 2017, this time it was without Clotet, who had a brief spell as Oxford manager. On 19 November 2013, Clotet was appointed academy consultant at Swansea City as part of Michael Laudrup's coaching staff. “It’s been a really difficult decision to take because it’s a privilege to be part of the Blues family,” said Clotet, “but it’s the best step for everyone and it allows the Club to continue to move forward with their vision and strategy. Clotet has been in the position in a caretaker capacity since June when the Club embarked on an overhaul of its structure and coaching policy from Academy level upwards to the senior side. 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He showed commitment to younger players, most notably creating the perfect platform for the gifted Jude Bellingham to learn and thrive. Birmingham are currently 17th in the Championship table and eight points above the relegation zone. , When Monk took over as manager of Championship club Birmingham City on 4 March 2018, Clotet was appointed as his assistant. The Spaniard, 43, has been allowed to leave the Championship club to "explore other coaching opportunities". against the independent disciplinary commission's decision. He has been working at St Andrew’s since March 2018 having first joined Birmingham as Garry Monk’s assistant.  He became caretaker head coach in June 2019 after Monk was sacked; ahead of the November meeting between Birmingham and Monk's new club, Sheffield Wednesday, Monk claimed he had made an "error of judgment" in working with Clotet, suggested he was untrustworthy, and refused to shake his hand. Blues spent part of the 2019-20 season under an English Football League investigation on a financial misconduct charge, but that was dismissed in March, subject to an EFL appeal against the independent disciplinary commission's decision. “I’m very grateful to the Club, its board and the supporters for placing their faith in me to lead the team this season and to face up to the challenges involved in what’s been a key transition under really demanding circumstances. Escobar has coached at a string of clubs, including Real Valladolid and Levante, and helped both Watford and Fulham gain promotion from the Championship. Blues are 16th in the Championship table, with the season expected to resume on 20 June. The latest rumours and stories from around the world of football. Clotet returned to senior football in the 2009–10 Segunda División B campaign with Espanyol's reserves.