Yesterday, veteran manager, Harry Redknapp was confirmed as the new manager of Birmingham City following the resignation of Gianfranco Zola – an appointment that COULD serve to help Newcastle United.
Under Gianfranco Zola, Birmingham had been woeful, with the Italian winning just 2 games from his 24 in charge. The change looks to a timely one for the relegation threatened Blues.
Still, you’re probably wondering why I’m talking about Birmingham City?
As it turns out, Birmingham could have a part to play in Newcastle’s push for promotion, as they face Huddersfield in the penultimate weekend of the season at St. Andrew’s on April 29th.
We will, of course, be hoping promotion is done and dusted for Newcastle by then, but this managerial change could prove to be a boost for NUFC and blow for Huddersfield.
Should Zola have remained in charge, this fixture looked an all but certain away win for the Terriers, therefore Redknapp’s arrival looks to have came at an ideal time for us. The game will be Harry’s first home game at the club, where he’ll no doubt be demanding a big performance from his new team in a bid to save Birmingham from the drop.
I’m sincerely hoping we don’t have to rely on results elsewhere, but should we need to, this potential ‘new manager boost’ may just turn out to do Newcastle a huge favour!