Championship side Birmingham City announced today that manager Gianfranco Zola had resigned following the club’s 0-2 home defeat to Burton Albion.

Zola was appointed back in December with the club seventh in the Championship following the sacking of Gary Rowett.  However, after only two wins in 23 games, Birmingham now sit 20th in the league and are only three points away from the relegation zone.

Birmingham fans had been calling for Zola to be sacked for months, but the club’s owners chose to stick by their manager.  It appears that Zola decided to take matters into his own hands today and chose to resign, with growing fan unrest.

Birmingham fans were mostly pleased with the news of Zola’s departure, and reacted to his resignation on Twitter.  Some fans were simply glad that Zola had finally left the club:

Some fans compared Zola’s reign to that of former Birmingham manager Lee Clark, who also wasn’t popular:

Many fans gave Zola credit for resigning and maybe giving Birmingham a better chance of staying up this season:

Finally, many fans blamed the owners more than Zola, also wondering what the future will look like:


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