Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham City

Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham City
By PA Sport

16/09/2017 at 18:52Updated 16/09/2017 at 19:47

Harry Redknapp has lost his job as Birmingham manager after just 13 games in charge.

The 70-year-old former Tottenham boss was brought in on a rescue mission at the end of last season and succeeded in keeping Blues in the Championship.

But a torrid start to this campaign has seen them win just two of their 10 games in all competitions and the club's board made their move in the wake of a 3-1 home defeat to Preston.

"Blues have parted company with manager Harry Redknapp," the club said on Twitter.

"Lee Carsley, Blues Head Professional Development Coach, will step in as caretaker manager."

Redknapp - who embarked on a rebuilding programme at City over the summer, which included the club-record signing of Jota - took over after Gianfranco Zola's disastrous reign last season.

Zola's appointment was a controversial one following the sacking of Gary Rowett and Birmingham's board now have another mess on their hands.

The Blues sit second from bottom of the league with one win and one draw from eight games.