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Former Birmingham City man shares his honest thoughts on Zola resignation

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Gianfranco Zola resigned as Birmingham City manager yesterday following a disappointing 2-0 loss against relegation rivals Burton Albion.

The Italian took over from Gary Rowett in December in controversial circumstances with many Blues fans upset that Rowett was shown the door despite leading them to play-off contention.

After 2 wins in 24 games as Birmingham manager, Zola resigned with the club three points above the relegation zone with inferior goal difference going into the final three games of the season.

He has since been replaced with former West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp, who will be tasked with keeping the Blues afloat.

Former Birmingham City midfielder Darren Carter, who played over 50 games for the Blues in the early 2000s, believes that Zola did the right thing in standing down.

The Solihull-born local lad, who is currently at Forest Green Rovers at the age of 33, told BBC West Midlands – as reported via The Birmingham Mail:

“The decision that Gianfranco Zola took was the right one.

“I spoke to a lot of friends and family about the last two games and they said the football had been of a low standard and the atmosphere amongst the supporters wasn’t good, it wasn’t a nice feeling at St Andrew’s.

“Frustrations are at an all-time high and the club are in a real predicament just three points off the relegation places.”

Birmingham fans – what do you make of this? Is Carter right? Let us know in the comments below…


NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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