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Tony Mowbray: Former Hibs and Celtic manager takes temporary break from Birmingham to receive medical treatment



Tony Mowbray, the former manager of Celtic and the Hibs, has been obliged to take a medical leave of absence from football for up to two months.

Following an LMA Health Assessment, the 60-year-old, who is now in charge of Birmingham City in the English Championship, will now receive therapy. After agreeing to a two-and-a-half-year contract with the team, Mowbray took over at St Andrews on January 8. However, while he is away, he will delegate first-team duties to his longtime assistant Mark Venus.

After spending his playing career as a center-half with Celtic from 1991 to 1995, Mowbray returned to Scottish football in 2004 as a manager, leading Hibs to a third-place result. Between 2009 and 2010, he made a repeat visit to Celtic Park as head coach, however

Tony Mowbray recently took over as manager of Birmingham City.
Tony Mowbray recently took over as manager of Birmingham City.

Mowbray made the following statement on the Birmingham City website: “I have received a medical diagnosis that will require me to receive treatment following my recent LMA Health Assessment. I shall have to temporarily leave my position as manager of Birmingham City Football Club in order to receive treatment. My assistant manager, Mark Venus, along with coaches Ashley Cole, Pete Shuttleworth, and Maik Taylor, will temporarily lead the team until I return. While receiving therapy, I will still offer guidance and recommendations. My family and I are really appreciative of the club’s tremendous assistance. I’m confident that at this point, everyone will respect our privacy.

Birmingham has completed four wins, three losses, and one draw in their



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