Harry Redknapp is back in football.
You know things must be really bad at Birmingham as with three games to go they have turned to ‘Arry.
I know this isn’t directly Newcastle United related but Harry Redknapp has had plenty to say about us over the years.
Birmingham carry all the hallmarks of a club intent on self-destruction, making bizarre managerial decisions that make no sense – something that Newcastle fans can definitely identify with during the Mike Ashley years.
Sacking Gary Rowett back in December when seventh in the table was an error of epic proportions, especially when the masterstroke was to give it to a ‘name’ manager like Gianfranco Zola who had been a failure as a manager previously.
Two wins in 24 games later and Zola resigned yesterday after losing 2-0 at home to relegation rivals Burton.
Three games to go and only three points above the drop, the Blues now turn to the ultimate ‘name’ in Harry Redknapp.
The 70 year old having been out of management since disgracefully cutting and running halfway through the disastrous relegation season at QPR after wasting another fortune on signings.
Birmingham are away at Villa then home to Huddersfield, before ending away at relegation strugglers Bristol City.
There is every chance they might not get another point this season and interesting to see what patter Redknapp comes out with, all the time grateful that he isn’t at your club.
“Breaking news: Roll down your car windows….Harry Redknapp is the new manager of Birmingham City.”
Birmingham City official statement:
‘The Club is delighted to announce that Harry Redknapp is Blues new manager.
The vastly experienced Redknapp has agreed to replace Gianfranco Zola, who resigned on Monday.
Redknapp has enjoyed notable success as a manager at AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR.
Amongst his many achievements, he successfully guided Portsmouth and QPR to promotions to the Premier League and also secured an FA Cup victory with Portsmouth.
He won a Premier League Manager of the Year award with Tottenham Hotspur and also qualified them for the Champions League.
Further details will be announced.’