Gary Rowett sacked for only beating Ipswich 2-1

Birmingham City sacked manager Gary Rowett today because his high-flying side could only muster a meagre 2-1 win over Ipswich Town.

Ipswich are officially the most boring, one-dimensional and predictable side in the Championship, possibly the country, and now languish in 17th place in the league.

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Unfortunately for Rowett, 42, the whole world and his wife expected Birmingham to bang at least four goals past Mick McCarthy’s seized-up Tractor Boys.

When they managed to only win by 2-1, the St Andrews club board, headed by super-rich Chinese businessmen, was crestfallen.

An insider said: “You know things have got bad when you only beat Ipswich by the odd goal. Rowett had to go. Any fool can outwit Mick McCarthy these days.”

Ipswich fans were fuming at the irony – most want McCarthy sacked, and would welcome Rowett turning up at Portman Road to replace him.

But the Suffolk club’s reclusive owner, Marcus Evans seems reluctant to pull the trigger, leaving supporters increasingly desperate.

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