Birmingham City appoint former Tottenham boss after Gianfranco Zola sacks himself

Birmingham City have appointed Harry Redknapp as their new manager following Gianfranco Zola's resignation.
Redknapp has been without a club since leaving Queens Park Rangers in 2015
Zola stepped down after just four months in charge of the Blues after seeing his side lose 2-0 to relegation rivals Burton Albion on Monday.
Former boss Gianfranco Zola resigned from his role following the defeat to Burton on Monday
Birmingham are now just three points above the Championship relegation places with three games remaining in the season, including a daunting trip to bitter rivals Aston Villa on Sunday.
Redknapp has been without a club since leaving Queens Park Rangers in 2015 after three seasons at Loftus Road.

The 70-year-old briefly took charge of Jordan's national side last year and also acted as football advisor for Darren Wassall at Derby County.
Redknapp will work for free until the end of the season at which point the club will review their progress and potentially open up discussions over a permanent deal.
'The Club is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp is Blues new manager,' read a statement released on the club's website on Tuesday.
'The vastly experienced Redknapp has agreed to replace Gianfranco Zola, who resigned on Monday.
'Redknapp has enjoyed notable success as a manager at AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR.'
It continued: 'We believe that under the leadership of Redknapp, Blues will enhance their strength and create achievement.'
Redknapp is now tasked with guiding Birmingham to safety - a position which seemed unthinkable when Zola first took charge of the club in December.
The Blues were seventh in the division when the Italian controversially replaced former boss Gary Rowett.
In the four months that followed, Zola managed to pick up just two wins and 13 points from his 22 league games in charge.
Redknapp revealed that he spoke to Birmingham the same evening as Zola's resignation and agreed to work for free until the end of the season.

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