Premier League: Aitor Karanka, new coach of Birmingham City

Premier League Succeeds in charge to the Spanish also Pep Clotet

Aitor Karanka, new coach of Birmingham City

Spanish Aitor Karanka He has become this Friday the new coach of Birmingham City, Championship team (Second English division).

Karanka succeeds the Spanish also Pep Clotet, who had been in office from June 2019 until he left the post earlier this month.

The Spanish technician returns to the benches after his last adventure in the Nottingham Forest, with whom he also competed in the Championship until January 2019, when he left the club.

Previously, Karanka had been the second coach of Jos Mourinho at Real Madrid and as the main technician at Middlesbrough, with whom he achieved promotion to the Premier League.

He Birmingham He has finished the season in 20th position, a position accentuated by the team’s losing streak in the final stretch of the season.

Economically, the club’s finances have improved slightly in recent weeks thanks to the sale of the young man Jude Bellingham to Borussia Dortmund for 23 million euros.

The club’s objective with Karanka is to improve in the table in the medium / long term.

“I am delighted to be joining a club with Birmingham City’s history and fans. I share the enthusiasm and determination that we all have here to start working together on the challenges ahead. I thank the board for their interest and great willingness to become the coach of this project, “said Karanka in statements to the club.

“We have followed Aitor’s career for years and it was our first choice, we are very happy that he joined us,” he said. Xuandong Ren, CEO of Birmingham.