Lee Bowyer has been confirmed as the brand new head coach of Birmingham City, signing a take care of the membership till June 2023.
Bowyer resigned as Charlton boss on Monday after being approached by his former facet – who he featured for in his taking part in profession – about taking up the reins on the Championship strugglers following Aitor Karanka’s departure.
Bowyer is Birmingham’s seventh everlasting supervisor within the house of simply 4 years.
talkSPORT understands Bowyer had maintained dialogue with Birmingham hierarchy for a while having come near becoming a member of the Blues in the summertime, just for Karanka to pip him to the job.
Bowyer advised the membership’s web site: “I’m completely delighted and it’s nice to be again.
“I’ve already seen among the previous faces from once I was right here final and I’m simply actually trying ahead to attending to work.
“My precedence is to carry all people. Not simply the gamers, the workers as effectively. It looks as if it’s not been in an excellent place, so I’ve received to carry them.
“I’ve received to attempt to implement what I need in a short time. The crew will enhance, I’ve little question about that however we have already got base to work with.
“I’m gutted the followers aren’t right here as a result of I do know the half they might play. After I was right here as a participant it was an unreal ambiance. I understand how necessary they’re however sadly we are able to’t change that.
“Now we have to drag collectively as a Membership to verify we’re on this division subsequent season so the followers can come again and respect what we do on this quick house of time.”