Martes, 25 Abril, 2017

Harry Redknapp returns to management at struggling Championship side Birmingham City

Gianfranco Zola GETTY Gianfranco Zola joined Birmingham in December after replacing Gary Rowett
Montrelle Montesinos | 21 Abril, 2017, 16:49

Harry Redknapp is back in football after being announced as the new manager of Birmingham City.

Redknapp has also previously been awarded the Premier League manager of the year award whilst at Tottenham Hotspur for the success of the 2009/10 season.

There are just three fixtures of the Sky Bet Championship season remaining, and Birmingham have now called on Harry Redknapp to guide them to safety.

Birmingham's season began promisingly under new Derby manager Gary Rowett, who had taken them into contention for promotion before unexpectedly being sacked and replaced by Zola.

Redknapp departed his most recent club managerial job in February 2015 when he left Queens Park Rangers and also took charge of the Jordan national team for a spell previous year.

"I've got to install some confidence in the players".

"I think if we can stay up this year, the potential is here to build a team that next year would be looking at the play-offs", he said.

Redknapp's last stint in management was in charge of Jordan in 2016, where he oversaw two World Cup qualifiers, beating Bangladesh 8-0 in the first before losing 5-1 to Australia. "It's not a massive one, but I said "if I don't keep you up, I don't want paying".

The 50-year-old Italian was in charge for just four months, during which time the team won only twice in 24 games.

Redknapp's first match in charge will be the small matter of the Birmingham derby away against Aston Villa on Sunday. All I can do is try and install a bit of confidence in them, and a bit of belief. He said: "I drove to London, had a meeting for 15 minutes and said 'Sure I will come and do it -no problem".

"Unfortunately the results have not been good and I take full responsibility".