Former Nottingham Forest manager Mark Warburton has held talks with Birmingham about becoming their new manager, according to Football Insider.

The Blues are set to be taken over and that could spell the end for current incumbent Lee Bowyer.

Warburton is the man targeted by the crisis club with the 59-year-old now available after leaving QPR recently.

The manager did some great work at the Kiyan Price Foundation Stadium.

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He gave the club an identity but ultimately he’s fallen on his sword following a drab second half of the 2021/22 campaign.

Warburton entrusted some younger players but ultimately the club want more emphasis placed on that side of things next season.

At Birmingham, he might arrive at a club with more ambition following the pending takeover.

His record at QPR wasn’t particularly impressive. He departs with a win ratio of just over 37% from 150 games in the dugout.

At Forest, he was marginally better. He took charge of just 37 games and finished with a win ratio of just over 40%.

His style of play was easy on the eye but ultimately he didn’t have the players to suit such an approach to winning matches.

Ex-Forest man Warburton not ideal for Birmingham job

If Birmingham get taken over they really should be looking at better than Warburton.

The experienced gaffer is a likeable, resectable man but ultimately his methods are somewhat one dimensional and dated.

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He did achieve some success with Brentford but his other managerial gigs have largely been underwhelming, to say the least.

Forest sacked Chris Hughton in September and went down the route of appointing a head coach.

Steve Cooper’s arrival has seen the club reap the rewards and as a result, perhaps Birmingham will make a mistake appointing Warburton.

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