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Aitor Karanka confirmed as new head coach at Birmingham City

Richie McCormack
Richie McCormack

18:28 31 Jul 2020

Birmingham City have appointed Aitor Karanka as their new head coach.

The 46-year old replaces Pep Clotet, who was allowed leave at the end of the Championship season.

Karanka becomes Birmingham's sixth different boss in three and a half years.

The St. Andrew's job is Karanka's third in English football, following spells at Middlesbrough and Nottingham Forest.

Despite leading Forest to seventh place and four-points from the playoff places, Karanka requested to leave the City Ground in January 2019.

The Spaniard faces a big job at Birmingham. The Blues finished 20th in the Championship in 2019-20, and just two-points clear of the drop zone.

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