Harry Redknapp has replaced Gianfranco Zola as manager of
Birmingham, the struggling Championship club announced on
The 70-year-old former Tottenham boss takes charge with
Birmingham three points above the relegation zone after a dismal
four month spell under Zola.
Redknapp's most recent managerial post was with Jordan. He last
worked in English football with Derby as an advisor.
Zola stood down on Monday, declaring "I sacked myself".
The 50-year-old Italian was a controversial appointment by the
club's Chinese owners after they sacked Gary Rowett, who had
Birmingham well placed to challenge for a place in the play-offs,
However he oversaw the club slide from that lofty position to
just two wins in 22 matches, and after Monday's 2-0 defeat at
home to Burton they are just three points above the drop zone
with three matches remaining.
Redknapp's first game as Blues' boss is Saturday's city derby at