Harry Redknapp has admitted it will be a “challenge” to help Birmingham City avoid relegation from the Sky Bet Championship this season, reports Sky Sports News.
Following Monday’s 2-0 defeat to Burton Albion, Gianfranco Zola resigned as Birmingham’s manager after a disastrous spell at St Andrews’, which has seen the club slip from the brink of the Play-Offs to relegation contenders.
Redknapp has now been tasked with guiding the Blues to safety in the Championship, but faces a difficult task with just three fixtures of the season remaining.
Accepting the task ahead, Redknapp admitted securing survival would be tough, he said: “It is a challenge and it is a good club, Birmingham.
“It is a very difficult situation we are in but I am looking forward to it. Villa away then Huddersfield, who are certainly in the best three teams in the division, then Bristol City who have had form away so it can’t be much tougher.”
The 70-year old has inherited a squad that has recorded just two victories in their last 22 Championship fixtures, and sit 20th in the table, just three-points above the relegation zone.
Redknapp faces a baptism of fire on Sunday, when Birmingham travel to Villa Park for a clash with fierce rivals Aston Villa in the Championship’s lunchtime kick-off.
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