Redknapp gets the axe from Birmingham
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.