Harry Redknapp leaves Birmingham City and Chesterfield sack Gary Caldwellby Jack Kitson / 16 September 2017, 19:19Tweet
It’s been a busy night at The Sack Race after Gary Caldwell (Chesterfield) and Harry Redknapp (Birmingham) became the third and fourth managerial casualties of the season (top-4 leagues).
Just after 6pm news broke that League Two strugglers Chesterfield had decided to axe boss Caldwell following a 2-1 defeat at home to Accrington Stanley, which left the club 23rd in the table with just one win from their opening eight league games.
Caldwell, who lasted just eight months in the dugout, has now suffered the sack twice in the space of a year following his axing from Wigan back in October 2016.
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Shortly after Caldwell's exit it was the turn of Championship outfit Birmingham who parted ways with Harry Redknapp after a sorry streak of six successive defeats in all competitions - the worst run of Redknapp’s 34-year managerial career - including a 3-1 loss at home to Preston.
That fourth league defeat in a row left the Blues 23rd in the table with just four points to their name.
Since the shock sacking of Gary Rowett last December Birmingham have won only five of their 33 Championship matches, which has resulted in the exits of both Gianfranco Zola and now Redknapp, who leaves with a win rate of 30.77% from 13 league and cup matches.
Is this the last we’ll see of the 70-year-old? Probably, but then again you never know.
Meanwhile Lee Carsley, the club’s Head Professional Development Coach, has been placed in caretaker charge of the club while they search for a fourth manager in the space of a year.