Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has said that he does not want his new club to pay him if the Blues are relegated this season.

The former QPR boss has bee out of a job in English football since February 2015, but is seen as the best possible candidate to secure survival for the Blues.

Redknapp is now seventy-years-old and agreed to become Gianfranco Zola’s successor on Tuesday.

The former West Ham and Portsmouth boss revealed that he feels he will not have done the Club what it deserves if they are relegated last season.

“I’m not being paid. It doesn’t bother me though,” Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 live. “I have got a bonus. It’s not a massive one, but I said ‘if I don’t keep you up, I don’t want paying.”

Redknapp also stated that he had a similar position when working as an adviser at Derby County at the end of last season.

“I said to them ‘if you don’t make the play-offs, I don’t want any money’. If we hadn’t made the play-offs, I wouldn’t have got paid anything.”

“I think if we can stay up this year, the potential is here to build a team that next year would be looking at the play-offs,” he said.

“It’s not that difficult to put together a good team in the Championship, if you know what you’re doing. You can go out and pick up players, you haven’t got to spend fortunes.

“Right now, it’s tight at the bottom. Wigan and Blackburn have still got a big chance, so we’re going to need some points from somewhere, starting if we can on Sunday.”


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