Date: 9th March 2017 at 2:27pm
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How Gianfranco Zola has escaped the boot after Tuesday`s defeat to Wigan – which was witnessed first-hand by the club`s hierarchy – is beyond me. Today`s news that Trillion Trophy Asia are sticking with the Italian, despite just two wins from 17 games, has come as a genuine surprise.

Zola dodged a bullet after the QPR debacle and bought himself a bit of time by virtue of a 2-1 win at Wolves. But two home defeats in the space of four days, making it three home losses in succession, should have marked the end of his tenure. Yet he will still be in charge for Saturday`s clash at Cardiff City.

Zola can`t even point to good performances as a passage to job security – the Wigan performance was as laboured as Blues have been for two or three years. Clearly, progress isn`t on the horizon and Zola has failed in every area of his initial job remit which was to get Blues into the play-offs.

Football clubs are often accused of pulling the trigger too soon but in Blues` case, it hasn`t been soon enough.

Blues could go to Cardiff and pull of an unlikely win, however, that will not change the stance for many disillusioned Bluenoses – Zola has to go.

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