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17 Apr 2017

GIANFRANCO ZOLA OBE DEPARTS BIRMINGHAM CITY

Gianfranco Zola OBE has left Birmingham City after joining the club in December 2016.

A statement released via the club's official website said: "The manager has resigned his position.

"The futures of Gianfranco’s backroom team – Pierluigi Casiraghi, Gabriele Cioffi, Kevin Hitchcock, Andrea Caronti and Sebastiano Porcu – will be decided in due course.

"Birmingham City would like to place on record their thanks to Gianfranco for his efforts.

"The Club will seek to appoint a new manager within the next few days.

"No further comment will be made at this time.

"Thank you."