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Harry Redknapp Announced As Birmingham City Manager

Harry Redknapp has been appointed as the new manager of Championship side Birmingham City FC after the resignation of Gianfranco Zola on Monday. 

The side are currently lying 20th in the SkyBet Championship, 3 points above the relegation zone after Monday’s disappointing 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion.

The 70-year-old Englishman brings with him vast experience having managed West Ham, Portsmouth (winning the 2008 F.A Cup), Tottenham Hotspur (Qualifying for the 2009/10 Champions league) and Queens Park Rangers.

Redknapp has also previously been awarded the Premier League manager of the year award whilst at Tottenham Hotspur for the success of the 2009/10 season.

Zola who was in charge for four months only managed 2 wins from 24 games whilst at the helm, a feat which Redknapp will look to vastly improve upon.

His latest managerial role was a brief spell with the Jordan national team in 2016.

The announcement was made by the club via twitter this morning.

Redknapp begins his reign on Sunday in the Midlands derby against rivals Aston Villa as he hopes to make an immediate impact with the Blues.

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