Harry Redknapp pens one year contract with Birmingham City

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 10 May 2017, 11:56

Harry Redknapp has put pen to paper and signed a one-year contract with Birmingham City following a successful end-of-the-season three game stint in the dugout, during which he saved the Blues from relegation down to League One.

Redknapp carved out two wins in three games - the same amount Gianfranco Zola scraped in a staggering 24 games - as he kept the Blues in the Championship.

After positive talks with the club’s Chinese owners Redknapp is the man at the helm until at least next summer, and as part of the agreement he’s likely to have funds at his disposal as he bids to get Birmingham firing again.

The veteran gaffer will now be eyeing up a potential push for promotion next term, with his side 7/1 to shoot up to the Premier League - and 28/1 to win the Championship title - after a seven-year hiatus.

Meanwhile, the Blues are priced at 6/1 to be relegated down to the third-tier.

Redknapp has previously led QPR and Portsmouth into the top-flight, while other honours include FA Cup glory with the latter, and Intertoto Cup success with West Ham, plus he also led Tottenham into the Champions League for the first time in the club’s history.

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