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Redknapp becomes first Championship casualty after dismal Birmingham start

LISTEN Harry Redknapp under pressure at Birmingham City? ‘We’ll be fine I have no doubts’ the manager tells talkSPORT Birmingham boss Harry Redknapp
Kristopher Love | 17 September, 2017, 04:26

The journeyman boss was brought in on short notice last season with just three games remaining.

Redknapp joined Birmingham in April and helped them to avoid relegation with two wins from their final three games.

Before signing a one-year extension in May, Redknapp, who has also managed Tottenham Hotspur, West Ham United, Portsmouth and Southampton during a long and successful career, had worked without payment.

Veteran manager Harry Redknapp was sacked by second-tier Birmingham City on Saturday after a 3-1 home defeat by Preston, the club announced.

Former Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp claims that he would have led the club back to the Premier League had he been given more time.

Blues have picked up just four points from eight matches this season and sit second-bottom of the Championship.

"I didn't get the players in I was after in pre-season and suddenly I have got a load of players in", he told the Birmingham Mail.

Port Vale's CEO, Colin Garlick, has revealed that David Kelly and Chris Morgan have been placed in charge of the first team while the club's search for a new manager, with both men joining the likes of Justin Edinburgh, Neil Redfearn and Neil Aspin in the betting to replace Brown.

"A lot of the targets I was after I couldn't get over the line".

The club invested heavily over the summer transfer window, with the acquisitions of Sam Gallagher and Jota - however they've failed to make an impact as of yet.

"I had to do well this year but I would have stayed because I loved it there, absolutely loved my time there".