Former Celtic gaffer Tony Mowbray has stood down from his position as first-team manager at Birmingham City.

A few months ago in February, the Englishman temporarily moved away from on-site duties before taking a formal leave of medical absence in March amid unexpected surgery.

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After joining the club in January to replace Wayne Rooney in the dugout at St. Andrew’s, the 60-year-old only took charge of eight games, winning four.

In the end, however, his spell in the Midlands was maligned by health issues and he has today decided to resign to focus on recovery and spending time with his family.

A fair decision, City are now on the hunt for their seventh manager in 12 months amid recent relegation to English League One.

They hoped Mowbray would return to help guide them back to the second tier, but that unfortunately won’t be the case and they will now need a permanent replacement for the ex-Celt.


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