Richard Beale leaves Blues

Richard Beale has left Birmingham City FC by mutual agreement.

Beale coached the Under-23s and Under-21s for the past eight seasons, becoming Blues' Senior Professional Development Coach.

He joined Blues in 2003 and worked his way up through the Academy ranks.

Beale was instrumental in the development of players like Nathan Redmond and Demarai Gray as they emerged via the Club's youth system.

Beale departs having help guide the Under-23s to their highest league position for several years, runners-up in the PDL 2 North, and to the PDL 2 National Play-Off Final.

The Club would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Richard for his efforts and commitment over the years and we wish him every success in his next venture.