Birmingham City have confirmed the appointment of Harry Redknapp as the club's new manager.
On Monday, Gianfranco Zola resigned from his position at St Andrew's after the Blues suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Burton Albion, taking his record at the club to just two wins from 24 matches and leaving them 20th in the Championship table - three points above the drop zone.
Redknapp, who will be assisted by former Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill, told reporters: "I got a phone call last night at 7pm from the people at Birmingham.
"I drove to London and had a 10-15-minute meeting with them and said: 'I'll come and do it. My wife said to me 'are you mad or what?' but I get fed up sitting around doing nothing."
The 70-year-old has been without a club since leaving Queens Park Rangers in 2015 after three seasons at Loftus Road.
Birmingham face a testing end to the campaign, with the second-city derby away at Aston Villa coming up on Sunday, before they end the season with matches against promotion-chasing Huddersfield Town and in-form Bristol City.