Birmingham City have appointed former West Ham and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp as their new manager.
He replaces Gianfranco Zola, who resigned in the aftermath of Monday’s 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion following just two wins in his 24 games in charge of the Championship side.
Birmingham are three points above the relegation zone in English football’s second tier having been in play-off contention when Zola controversially succeeded Gary Rowett.
Redknapp has three games remaining this season in which to preserve their status, starting with Sunday’s derby showdown with Aston Villa.
Birmingham have not disclosed the length of the 70-year-old’s contract.