Birmingham City boss Gianfranco Zola’s position is currently under review, according to the Birmingham Mail.

Zola was appointed by Birmingham’s new Hong Kong-based owners to replace the departing Gary Rowett back in December, but has endured a disastrous spell in the Midlands.

With just 2 wins in 18 games under the Italian, The Blues have turned from Play-Off hopefuls to lower mid-table obscurity in a matter of months.

It’s hard not to feel for Zola a little, considering he inherited a broken squad from a manager virtually nobody wanted to see the back of. He had everyone against him from day 1, and the fans are becoming impatient.

The appointment of Zola was intended to push the club onwards to Play-Off contention, with the ambitious board seemingly unhappy with the stability offered with Rowett.

However, performances of late have been increasingly abject, and after scraping a 1-1 draw over an inconsistent Cardiff side on Saturday, Zola’s position is reportedly under review.

Zola inherited a side sitting pretty in 7th place when he took over in December, just 3 points off the automatic promotion spots. The Blues now find themselves just six points above the drop zone.

The current situation might be even worse if not for the performances of David Davis and Lukas Jutkeiwicz, but still you can consider the former Watford manager lucky to be in a job.

Most Birmingham fans are still scratching their heads as to why Rowett was dismissed in the first place, and you feel both the fans and the owners would give anything to have him back at the club now.


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