Birmingham press panic button and sack Redknapp with no sign of a plan | Nick Miller

18 September 2017 08:50
After being allowed to overhaul his squad the manager was dismissed after the defeat by Preston – who showed Blues what institutional stability can achieveWith 10 minutes remaining of Birmingham City’s 3-1 defeat by Preston North End on Saturday, the defender Michael Morrison casually passed the ball to his left – but rather than going to a colleague it dribbled straight out of play, a few yards in front of his manager. Harry Redknapp puffed out his cheeks in a manner that suggested he wondered why he was bothering.Just under two hours after the final whistle, that dilemma was taken out of his hands. “Sacked in the morning,” sang the Preston fans, which turned out to be too optimistic by about 12 hours. Birmingham, perhaps spooked by the enormously uncomfortable scrape of last season when they allowed Gianfranco Zola’s tenure to drift to within a hair of relegation (which Redknapp saved them from), decided six defeats in a row and being second-bottom of the Championship simply would not do. Related: Paddy Power apologises after offering odds on Ugo Ehiogu for Birmingham post Related: Harry Redknapp sacked by Birmingham City after 13 games Related: Football League: Cardiff grab late draw but can't stop Wolves going second Continue reading. . read full article

Source: TheGuardian