Football By Joe Crilly

Birmingham To Stay Up And Keep Redknapp?

After Harry Redknapp was named as the new manager of Birmingham City until the end of the season with the club just 7/2 to be relegated with William Hill (1/6 to stay up).

Should Harry do the business at St Andrews he could well stay on at the Blues and he is 1/5 to be in charge of the club come the first day of next season.

“It has been a while since Harry Redknapp was in club management but it looks as though his appointment may just be enough to stave off the threat of relegation for Birmingham and then to continue the job next season,” said William Hill spokesman Joe Crilly

Championship relegation: 1/66 Wigan; 4/7 Blackburn; 7/2 Birmingham; 7/2 Nottingham; 12/1 Burton; 40/1 Bristol City

Redknapp to be Birmingham manager on the first day of next season: 1/5 yes; 10/3 no