Former Hammers manager replaces another


RedknappBirmingham City have appointed Harry Redknapp as their new manager.

The ex-West Ham player and Manager succeeds former West Ham manager Gianfranco Zola, who resigned on Monday following a 2-0 home defeat by Burton Albion.

gianfranco_zola_1388129cBirmingham City, where Gold, Sullivan and Brady were all directors are currently 20th in the Championship, just three points above the relegation zone and they face local rivals Aston Villa on Sunday.

“Birmingham are a proper football club but they are in a precarious position,” 70-year-old Redknapp told TalkSport.

BirminghamRedknapp’s appointment was announced just 16 hours after Zola’s departure, but the length of his contract has not yet been disclosed.

Redknapp, who will be assisted by former Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill, told Talksport: “I got a phone call last night at 7pm from the people of Birmingham.

“I drove to London and had a 10-15 minute meeting with them and said ‘sure I’ll come and do it’. My wife said to me ‘are you mad or what?’ but I get fed up sitting around doing nothing.

“It’s a real challenge. I’ll come and live up there until the end of the season and if I keep them up then I’ll sit down and talk about next season. It’s not really a risk. They have won two out 22. I haven’t got a magic wand. I’m not going to turn them into Real Madrid. We need a win.”

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  • John says:

    You’ve gotta laugh Harry’s got 10 years on me and I dream of sitting around doing nothing. Fair play to him and good luck. I’ve read his 3 books, he loves the game and being outside looking in isn’t for him. He will be carried out of his last club in a box.

  • Stan The Man says:

    Arry has got his snout in another trough lol
    Brum made a shocking decision getting rid of Rowett,it was barmy.

  • kevin says:

    Zola ; tried to bring in the youngsters but got it all wrong . Tactically unaware . But we finished 7th in 2009 .
    Redknapp ; bit of cult going on . A Great from the past as player . That was a team that showed true spirit . Scissons , Redknapp , Burns , to mention a few .
    But , his mercernary mentality is not for me .
    Roeder ; least said the better .
    Bonds ; was doing great but gave up with health issues … shame because he had us buzzing .
    Brooking was given the task of saving us from relegation . But it was too little too late .
    Pardew ; he was imo pretty good and could have gotten us somewhere . FA CUP and or other was in our grasp . He was sacked though because of Tevez & Machirano contract mix up and dressing rooom conflicts . None of which were his fault . In fact Tevez caused more problems than goals scored . Forget the Man Utd game for survival . Tevez was never a hero for West Ham . Too much cult with no back up .
    Greenwood ; great , nothing else to be said apart from he got stubborn and refused to change .
    Lyall ; enough said . He was the real Hammer .
    Macari ; forget it .
    Curbishly ; forget it .
    Alladyce ; one of the true gooden’s . But completely unappreciated .
    Bilic ; doesn’t know what the plot is and is completely lost . Just relying on the players to get us through this season .
    I reckon we should give Pardew another shout . With the squad we’ve got he would imo
    Get us moving . It’s either Him or Mancini .
    Probably get a right hammering but , that’s how i see it .

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