Cotterill hired as Birmingham boss
LONDON: Steve Cotterill was hired as the new manager of Championship strugglers Birmingham City on Friday.
Cotterill agreed a two and a half year contract to replace the sacked Harry Redknapp at St Andrew’s.
Former Tottenham boss Redknapp was dismissed on Sept. 16 after Birmingham took only four points from their opening eight league games.
Cotterill returns to Birmingham, having been Redknapp’s assistant manager for three games at the end of last season.
“We have every faith in Steve Cotterill to help us achieve the ambitions we all share,” Birmingham chief executive officer Ren Xuandong told the club’s website.
Cotterill’s reign officially begins on Monday and he will be assisted by Lee Carsley, who was caretaker manager for two games following Redknapp’s dismissal. — AFP