Redknapp becomes first Championship casualty after dismal Birmingham start

Ross Houston
September 17, 2017

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss then signed a one-year deal to stay on as Blues boss in May.

Last season the former QPR manager, who hadn't been seen as a manager in this country since his spell there ended because of a knee injury- with the club in a terrible position, took over from Birmingham to keep them up.

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 70-year-old took charge of 13 games, and signed 14 players over the summer - but despite managing to keep the Blues up at the end of last season he left Birmingham with the club second from bottom in the Championship.

We thank him for all his efforts and wish him good luck for the future.

There will be no further comment at this time.

There's a lot of sympathy out there for Harry Redknapp this evening.

Speaking after the Preston game, which saw Daniel Johnson, Jordan Hugill and Tom Barkhuizen reply to Maxime Colin's opener, Redknapp insisted he was still up for the fight. It was just rank, poor play from us that cost us goals.

"I do not come to work because I need the money, I enjoy the job and leaving home at 5.15 every morning.

I didn't get the players in I was after in pre-season and suddenly I have got a load of players in", he told the Birmingham Mail.

Lee Carsley has been appointed as caretaker manager, stepping up from his role with the development squad. "I would love to be the manager to bring some success to Birmingham".

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