Harry Redknapp has been confirmed as the permanent manager of Birmingham City on a one-year contract.
Redknapp took over the role for the final three games of the season and guided them to two wins, including a one-nil victory at Bristol City in the final game of the season.
The seventy-year-old, who has managed a host of clubs including QPR, Tottenham, Portsmouth and Southampton, will now try to oversee a promotion push next season.
Redknapp replaced Gianfranco Zola at Saint Andrew’s after the Italian resigned following a run of results that saw them win just two of twenty-four matches.
Redknapp held talks with Birmingham’s owners and board of directors this week and finalized the details of his contract on Thursday night.
He will work under former Real Madrid scout Jeff Vetere, who was named Blues’ director of football on Wednesday.