Redknapp becomes first Championship casualty after dismal Birmingham start

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The former Portsmouth and Tottenham boss has become the first manager in England's second tier to lose his job this season

Birmingham City have sacked manager Harry Redknapp following a run of six defeats in eight Championship matches this season.

Saturday's 3-1 home defeat to Preston North End proved the final straw for the club, who announced the decision shortly after full-time.

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Redknapp was appointed in April and helped the Blues narrowly avoided relegation from the second tier last term.

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But they now sit just one spot above bottom-placed Bolton and have lost six straight matches in all competitions.

Former Everton midfielder Lee Carsley, part of Redknapp's backroom staff, will takeover as caretaker manager.

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