BIRMINGHAM CITY HAVE APPOINTED CHELSEA LEGEND GIANFANCO ZOLA AS THEIR MANAGER

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Birmingham City have appointed Chelsea legend Gianfranco Zola as their new manager after sacking Gary Rowett.

Birmingham are fighting hard to get promoted as they look to get into the play-offs and the board have decided Zola is the right man to lead their promotion charge.

The Chelsea legend has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal with Birmingham.

Birmingham were taken over by Chinese firm Trillion Trophy Asia in October, who appointed three new boardroom members on Monday, before sacking Rowett just two days later.

Club director Panos Pavlakis said: “Zola’s pedigree, philosophy and ambition fits with what we would like to achieve as we move in a new direction.”

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