In breaking news this evening, Birmingham City and Harry Redknapp have “parted ways”.
Redknapp has not lasted long in the manager’s hot seat at St. Andrew’s after guiding them to safety from relegation from The Sky Bet Championship last season.
The journeyman boss was brought in on short notice last season with just three games remaining. Having won the final two of those fixtures, the ex-Spurs manager had successfully led the club to a final day escape.
In the aftermath of such events, Redknapp sat down with the club to discuss where both parties would go. From there, a one-year contract was agreed upon and the 70-year-old was set to continue his progress with the side this term.
However, it is fair to say that the beginning of this season has not gone swimmingly for ‘Brum’.
Following a miserable opening to this campaign, they lie second from bottom of the table after losing six of their opening eight games.
WATCH: Birmingham City confirm they have parted ways with Harry Redknapp following today's 3-1 home defeat to Preston North End. pic.twitter.com/fIFH4Nv7g9
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This leaves Harry, who has also managed West Ham, Southampton, and QPR amongst others, and was once a strong favourite for the England job before Roy Hodgson nipped it from his grasp, as the first manager to lose his job in the division this season. It may well be the last we see of the renowned ‘wheeler and dealer’ in a dugout in England.