Harry is Brummie boss! Redknapp takes Birmingham job after beating the drop

first_img1 Redknapp won two of his three games in charge, saving Birmingham from relegation Harry Redknapp has agreed a deal to become Birmingham’s boss on a permanent basis, talkSPORT understands.Redknapp held positive talks this week with the club’s Chinese owners and the deal – believed to be a one-year rolling contract – could be announced before this weekend.The former Tottenham, West Ham and Portsmouth boss wanted assurances about the level of funding he will be given to challenge for a promotion spot in the Championship.Redknapp was drafted in to save the Blues from relegation after a torrid season that saw the club sack manager Gary Rowett and hire Gianfranco Zola.Results dipped alarmingly under Zola and the club flirted with relegation until Redknapp was brought in and won two of his three games in charge.On Monday night’s Sky Bet EFL Review Show on talkSPORT 2, Redknapp said: “I met the owners last night for the first time and they are lovely people. We got on really well. I’m going to have another chat with them and see where we go. “I’ve enjoyed it. It keeps me younger being out on the training ground every day, being around footballers. The lows are low for sure but the highs are great and I love it. “There is every chance [I will stay].“I will see where they are looking to take the club. It is a tough division. It is full of big clubs now, it is such a difficult league and unless you are going to have a go, it is going to be a difficult year.”last_img

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