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Birmingham appoint Zola as manager

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Pin Zola has been appointed as manager of Birmingham. BCFC
Zola has been appointed as manager of Birmingham. BCFC

Birmingham appoint Zola as manager

Liam Hanna by Liam Hanna @LiamPHanna - 0 157

Birmingham City have appointed Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola as manager following the sacking of Gary Rowett as manager.

Birmingham have appointed the former West Ham and Watford manager on a two-and-a-half year deal after sacking Gary Rowett earlier today.

Rowett's sacking came as a surprise to many given that he had led Birmingham to seventh in the Championship, just one place and one point off the play-offs.

The Championship side's club director, Panos Pavlakis, said: "We are delighted to welcome Gianfranco and his backroom team to the Club.

"His pedigree, philosophy and ambition fits with what we would like to achieve as we move in a new direction.

"Gianfranco has a wealth of top-level experience as both manager and player and we are extremely excited about his appointment".

Liam Hanna

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