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Redknapp signs one-year deal at Birmingham
May 12, 2017 / 8:57 AM / 7 months ago

Redknapp signs one-year deal at Birmingham

(Reuters) - Harry Redknapp has signed a one-year deal to stay on at Championship side Birmingham City after helping them escape relegation, the club said on Friday.

Britain Soccer Football - Bristol City v Birmingham City - Sky Bet Championship - Ashton Gate - 7/5/17 Birmingham City manager Harry Redknapp celebrates avoiding relegation after the game. Action Images / Henry Browne Livepic

Redknapp, who at 70 is the oldest manager in English football, led Birmingham to two wins in their final two games to end the season in 19th position, two points clear of the relegation zone.

He took over from Gianfranco Zola in April and was initially given the role until the end of the season.

”Redknapp has signed a one-year deal,“ said a statement on the club’s website (www.bcfc.com). ”Redknapp held talks with the Club’s owners and Board of Directors this week and finalised the details of his contract last night.

“The composition of Redknapp’s backroom team will be revealed in due course.”

Reporting by Aditi Prakash in Bengaluru; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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