Date: 10th May 2017 at 11:12am
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Harry Redknapp has agreed to become Birmingham City’s permanent manager. The 70 year-old is set to sign a one year rolling contract worth almostĀ  £3m a year.

After the formalities have been completed, the club are expected to make an official announcement in the next 48 hours.

Redknapp rescued Blues from relegation to League One with two wins from his three games in charge after taking over on an interim basis after Gianfranco Zola resigned on Easter Monday.

The owners, Trillion Trophy Asia, have given assurances that a significant transfer kitty will be made available and Redknapp will work closely with Ewan Chester, Head of Recruitment, to strengthen the squad.

Redknapp is confident that he can lead the club into the play-offs next term.

Steve Cotterill and Paul Groves, first team coaches, will also sign permanent deals at St. Andrews.

 
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One Reply to “Harry Redknapp set to be named Birmingham City manager”

  • Great news but lets not get carried away. He has little experience of managing in the championship and didnt exactly rip up the turf at QPR, so for me at the moment its a step in the right direction for the club and the fans. Even if he lays the foundations for a future push I will be happy. Big names fail in the championship regardless of how much money they spend, and the evidence is there to be seen. An interesting one is with Chris Houghton having now got Brighton and Newcastle promoted form the Championship. He came to us from Newcastle at a bad time and got us into the playoffs and a good run in Europe so although I’m looking forward to the journey under Harry I would have preferred someone with a track record for getting teams out of this division.

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