Red­knapp gets the axe from Birm­ing­ham

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Vet­eran man­ager Harry Red­knapp was sacked by English Cham­pi­onship side Birm­ing­ham yes­ter­day af­ter a 3-1 home de­feat by Pre­ston.

The 70-year-old, whose coach­ing ca­reer has in­cluded Tot­ten­ham and Portsmouth, was briefly hailed as a saviour af­ter he kept Birm­ing­ham in the di­vi­sion last term.

How­ever, de­spite an in­flux of play­ers in the close sea­son, Birm­ing­ham suf­fered a sixth suc­ces­sive de­feat and have just four points from eight league matches.

“Blues have parted com­pany with man­ager Harry Red­knapp,” read a terse state­ment from the club.

Red­knapp ap­peared not to be aware of an im­pend­ing de­ci­sion although he ac­cepted the blame for the de­feat.

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