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Redknapp agrees to stay for another year

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Harry Redknapp was able to keep Birmingham in the Championship on the final day of the season

After taking charge of a relegation threatened Birmingham City with three games left to play, Harry Redknapp was able to guide The Blues to Championship safety. Now, the former Tottenham Hotspur manager has agreed to sign a one year deal with the St Andrews club. 

Seventy year old Redknapp rejuvenated Birmingham, guiding them to two wins out of the three he was in charge for, enough to keep the club in the second tier of English football. Following the match on the final day of the season, Redknapp was keen not to comment on his future, before speaking to the bosses about the club's ambition. 

The Sun reports that Redknapp met with the club's chairman on Tuesday and agreed that investment must be made in the team over the summer. Happy with the result of the meeting, Redknapp agreed to stay on with the club for an initial term of one year. 

Birmingham fans will be hoping for a much more successful season next time around, and with such an experienced manager and the promise of investment, it would be no surprise to see them challenging for a return to the Premier League.