Birmingham City

Gianfranco Zola

Manager

Gianfranco Zola


Nickname Blues

Founded 1875

Stadium St Andrews

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Birmingham City have announced their new manager is Gianfranco Zola following the departure of Gary Rowett in one of the more bizarre sackings of the season. The Italian has endured a shocking start to life at the Midlands club, coming under pressure as a result.

Birmingham have had four different spells in the Premier League, the longest being four seasons between 2007 and 2011, however they've been stuck in the Championship since 2011. The Blues have had their fair share of managers over the years, including the likes of Steve Bruce, Chris Hughton, and Alex McLeish, but under current boss Rowett they have found some consistency in the dugout, which they hope will lead to promotion up to the top-flight.

 

Recent Form

Won
0%
Drawn
30%
Lost
70%

Birmingham City have not recorded a win in the last 10 games, forcing 3 draws against Blackburn Rovers, Nottingham Forest and Newcastle United. Defeats to Queens Park Rangers, Preston North End, Sheffield Wednesday, Reading, Norwich City, Newcastle United and Brentford has seen them concede 20 goals at an average of 2 per game while scoring just 6 to give them a -14 goal difference over this period.

Fixtures

Recent Results

Manager History

ManagerStart Date - End DateRecord
Gianfranco Zola14 Dec 2016 - PresentWon: 0, Drawn: 4, Lost: 9
Gary Rowett27 Oct 2014 - 14 Dec 2016Won: 42, Drawn: 33, Lost: 31
Malcolm Crosby *20 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014Won: 0, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
Richard Beale *20 Oct 2014 - 27 Oct 2014Won: 0, Drawn: 0, Lost: 2
Lee Clark26 Jun 2012 - 20 Oct 2014Won: 31, Drawn: 38, Lost: 47
Chris Hughton22 Jun 2011 - 06 Jun 2012Won: 26, Drawn: 21, Lost: 15
Alex McLeish28 Nov 2007 - 12 Jun 2011Won: 62, Drawn: 51, Lost: 55
Eric Black *19 Nov 2007 - 28 Nov 2007Won: 0, Drawn: 0, Lost: 1
Steve Bruce12 Dec 2001 - 19 Nov 2007Won: 100, Drawn: 70, Lost: 100
Mick Mills *15 Oct 2001 - 12 Dec 2001Won: 5, Drawn: 4, Lost: 3
Trevor Francis10 May 1996 - 15 Oct 2001Won: 139, Drawn: 70, Lost: 81
Barry Fry10 Dec 1993 - 07 May 1996Won: 57, Drawn: 43, Lost: 43
Kevan Broadhurst *29 Nov 1993 - 10 Dec 1993Unknown
Terry Cooper09 Aug 1991 - 29 Nov 1993Won: 45, Drawn: 33, Lost: 47
Lou Macari07 Feb 1991 - 18 Jun 1991Won: 7, Drawn: 5, Lost: 6
Dave Mackay26 Apr 1989 - 23 Jan 1991Won: 31, Drawn: 27, Lost: 29
Garry Pendrey28 May 1987 - 26 Apr 1989Won: 20, Drawn: 27, Lost: 49
John Bond22 Jan 1986 - 27 May 1987Won: 16, Drawn: 20, Lost: 27
Ron Saunders18 Feb 1982 - 16 Jan 1986Won: 72, Drawn: 53, Lost: 78
Jim Smith12 Mar 1978 - 15 Feb 1982Won: 58, Drawn: 49, Lost: 72
Alf Ramsey08 Sep 1977 - 06 Mar 1978Won: 11, Drawn: 4, Lost: 14
Willie Bell18 Sep 1975 - 05 Sep 1977Won: 28, Drawn: 18, Lost: 42
Fred Goodwin02 Jun 1970 - 18 Sep 1975Won: 94, Drawn: 75, Lost: 84
Alfred Jones01 Jan 1970 - 31 May 1908Won: 255, Drawn: 104, Lost: 194
Stan Cullis01 Dec 1965 - 31 Mar 1970Won: 91, Drawn: 51, Lost: 79
Joe Mallett01 Jul 1965 - 01 Dec 1965Won: 4, Drawn: 5, Lost: 10
Gil Merrick01 Jun 1960 - 30 Apr 1964Won: 64, Drawn: 46, Lost: 92
Pat Beasley01 Jan 1959 - 31 May 1960Won: 29, Drawn: 17, Lost: 27
Arthur Turner01 Nov 1954 - 30 Sep 1958Won: 83, Drawn: 41, Lost: 65
Bob Brocklebank01 Jan 1949 - 31 Oct 1954Won: 102, Drawn: 71, Lost: 90
Harry Storer01 Jun 1945 - 30 Nov 1948Won: 60, Drawn: 30, Lost: 28
George Liddell01 Aug 1933 - 30 Sep 1939Won: 82, Drawn: 76, Lost: 109
Leslie Knighton01 Jul 1928 - 01 Aug 1933Won: 87, Drawn: 51, Lost: 91
William Harvey01 Mar 1927 - 31 May 1928Won: 20, Drawn: 16, Lost: 22
Billy Beer01 May 1923 - 01 Mar 1927Won: 63, Drawn: 36, Lost: 65
Frank Richards01 May 1915 - 01 May 1923Won: 77, Drawn: 36, Lost: 59
Bob McRoberts01 Jul 1910 - 01 May 1915Won: 77, Drawn: 47, Lost: 79
Alec Watson01 Aug 1908 - 30 Jun 1910Won: 22, Drawn: 16, Lost: 40

* Caretaker/Interim Manager

Trophies Won

4
Championship

1955
1948
1921
1893

2
League Cup

2011
1963

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League Performance
PWDLGDPts
14. Ipswich Town32101012-740
15. Queens Park Rangers3211714-940
16. Birmingham City3291013-1537
17. Wolverhampton Wanderers309813-335
18. Aston Villa3081111-735
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