Date: 22nd April 2017 at 3:30pm
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Harry Redknapp will ‘more than likely’ become Blues’ permanent manager if he keeps the club in the Championship this season.

Redknapp was confirmed as Gianfranco Zola’s successor on Tuesday on a three game non-contract basis. But Vital Birmingham understands that a contract has been discussed between the club and Redknapp and the manager has given a ‘gentlemans agreement’ that he will remain at St. Andrews as long as Blues are playing in the second tier.

Personal terms will have to be agreed and any deal is far from a formality, yet ‘Arry has told the club of his desire to take the challenge on full time – but is reluctant to commit until safety is achieved.

Redknapp is not currently on a salary at Blues but will pocket £250,000 if he keeps Blues up – the equivalent of £83,000 a game. And considering the situation he’s inherited from his predecessor, that figure would have been well earned.

The 70 year-old has been assured that there will be financial backing throughout the summer as the club look to mount a promotion push.

If Blues do drop into League One, it’s thought that Redknapp and the club would part company.

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