New Birmingham City head coach Harry Redknapp has told Talksport that he took the job because he was sick of being stuck in the house.

The Blues moved quick to replace Gianfranco Zola after he resigned as their head coach yesterday, taking with him a shocking record where he only won twice in 24 games. But while many expected that Birmingham would try to get a big name into their hot seat, no one expected that the former Tottenham and Portsmouth boss Redknapp would become their new manager, with many assuming that he would never manage again.

But since Redknapp is shockingly the new manager of Birmingham, many people have been wondering what made him take the job of a team that is currently in a battle to avoid being relegated from the Sky Bet Championship. And Redknapp answered, saying that not only was Birmingham a great club but that he was happy to work there because he was sick of being stuck in his house.

He said: “I got a phone call last night from the people at Birmingham,”

“I drove to London, had a meeting for ten to 15 minutes, sat down and said ‘yeah, sure I will come and do it, no problem’. I got home and my wife said: ‘are you mad!'”

“Birmingham is a proper club,”

“It is a good club. They are in a precarious position – we are only three points above the relegation zone and we have got the worst goal difference as well.”

“I’ve gone in there and said, ‘listen, I don’t want nothing, I will come and do it’. The money I am not interested in.”

“I get fed up sitting around doing nothing. It gets me out the house!”

“It is a real challenge. I will come and live up here until the end of the season and throw myself into it.

“If I can keep them up then we can sit down and talk about going forward.”


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