By Press Association Reporter
Published: 15:52 BST, 20 June 2019 | Updated: 15:52 BST, 20 June 2019
Garry Monk has chosen not to enter into a war of words with Birmingham after they claimed he was sacked following a fall-out over the use of his own agent in transfer deals.
Birmingham announced Monk's departure on Tuesday and the club's chief executive Xuandong Ren has since revealed he was fired after being told he could no longer use agent James Featherstone in all the club's transfers.
In an open letter to Blues fans posted on Twitter, Monk, 40, referred to the 'disappointing comments' but opted not to respond further.
Birmingham claimed Garry Monk was sacked following a fall-out over the use of his own agent
'I am aware of certain disappointing comments the club has made in the wake of my dismissal,' Monk said.
'Mindful of my contractual obligations, it is not my intention, certainly not at this stage, to engage with those comments. I would rather focus on the many positives I have experienced in my time with Birmingham City FC.'
It's understood there were growing concerns within the club about the influence of Monk's agent Featherstone.
It has been reported that according to Football Association data, Featherstone was involved in nine of the 18 deals Birmingham had completed after Monk joined the club in March 2018.