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Birmingham City announce backroom departures

Redknapp will hold his first training session with the Blues players today Credit: PA

Following Zola's resignation on Monday (17 April), Birmingham City have announced changes to backroom staff.

In a statement the club said:

Following the resignation of Zola yesterday, the Club confirms that Pierluigi Casiraghi, Gabriele Cioffi (First Team Coaches), Andrea Caronti (Fitness Coach) and Sebastiano Porcu (Video Analyst) have also left.

We thank them all for their efforts and we wish them well for the future.

Goalkeeper Coach Kevin Hitchcock is staying in his position.

– Birmingham City Statement

It is understood that Hitchcock's role will not be changed.

Redknapp will meet and train the Blues players for the first time today. The club are placed 20th in the Championship table, three points above the relegation zone.

Birmingham City have three final fixtures against Aston Villa, Bristol City and Huddersfield Town.

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FT: Good Friday Midlands football results

Derby County's Matej Vydra looking dejected Credit: PA


  • Brentford 4-0 Derby County
  • Nottingham Forest 0-1 Blackburn Rovers
  • Rotherham United 1-1 Birmingham City

League One:

  • Chesterfield 0-4 Southend United
  • Coventry City 1-1 Charlton Athletic
  • Millwall 3-0 Northampton Town
  • Peterborough United 1-2 Fleetwood Town
  • Port Vale 0-3 Sheffield United
  • Shrewsbury Town 1-1 Walsall

League Two:

  • Crawley Town 0-0 Cheltenham Town
  • Crewe Alexander 2-2 Notts County


Coventry City fans enjoy Wembley success

Coventry City's return to Wembley 30 years on from their FA Cup victory ended in glory yesterday.

The Sky Blues put aside what has been a dismal season to lift the Checkatrade Trophy in front of tens of thousands of fans.

They beat Oxford United 2-1 at the national stadium.

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