Some Birmingham City supporters believe the former Sheffield United striker James Beattie is bound for Sheffield Wednesday.
Beattie, who had two spells as a Sheffield United player, has worked with the new Sheffield Wednesday manager Garry Monk at Southampton (as a teammate), Swansea City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough and Birmingham City.
The Lancastrian remained at Birmingham after Monk’s departure this summer, but according to The Birmingham Mail he has since been redeployed from his role as first-team coach.
Speaking after his Hillsborough appointment, Monk told The Sheffield Star that he could look to reunite with some of his former colleagues.
And the following Birmingham fans think Beattie’s move is nailed-on…
Well that’s Beattie gone from #bcfc
— Edie (@edbcfc) September 6, 2019
Be interesting to see who leaves if Monk goes to Wednesday imagine Beattie will be nailed on to leave doubt Pep would #bcfc
— Jak Collier (@Jak_Collier) September 6, 2019
Just said the same to my old man. James Beattie definitely.
— Barbs (@barbs_paul) September 6, 2019
Going I think Rich he hasn’t been on the bench for most the matches 💙👍
— Alan Elwell (@elwell_alan) September 10, 2019
I think hes going, cliche but someone I know knows him, his absence from the bench is down to the owners. He was banned from there for some reason. Maybe because of his close friendship with Monk.
— Lee W1875 (@LeeW1875) September 10, 2019
— Ryan🏴 (@bluenoseryan75) September 10, 2019
— Jon Pearce (@jon_pearce) September 10, 2019
Really hope he stays🤞
— Christopher allen (@cowheadbluenose) September 10, 2019
Beattie scored against Sheffield Wednesday for Sheffield United in the 2007/08 Steel City Derby at Bramall Lane.
But his Blades career ended with Wednesday promoted to the Championship at United’s expense four years later.
And some of a Sheffield United persuasion are hoping that Beattie can finally get his revenge from inside Hillsborough, if he is to follow in Monk’s footsteps.
Does that mean james beattie is gonna wednesday? 😩
— james bollington (@jbollington13) September 6, 2019
— Josh Williams (@JoshW2801) September 6, 2019
Agent Beattie joining Wednesday 🤔
— Reece Fowler (@FowlerReece) September 6, 2019
— ⚔️ (@S_M_R___) September 7, 2019
— High Green Blades ⚔️🏴 (@jeblade) September 6, 2019
— Dan (@shorehamblade89) September 9, 2019
Sir James 👍 would certainly do a job for SWFC pic.twitter.com/qcmn1WEBwj
— Russell Smith (@smiffy2609) September 10, 2019
With monk going to Wendy it will be interesting to see if Beattie goes with him. Can fuck off if he does
— Powell (@jpowellsufc) September 6, 2019
Will the Birmingham coach end up at Sheffield Wednesday?