Paul Groves: Birmingham City appoint first-team coach

Paul Groves and Harry Redknapp
Paul Groves (left) helped Birmingham win two of their final three games of the season to avoid relegation

Championship side Birmingham City have appointed Paul Groves as first-team coach on a 12-month rolling contract.

Former Bournemouth manager Groves joined Birmingham as part of manager Harry Redknapp's coaching team for the final three games of the season.

The 51-year-old had previously worked alongside Redknapp at Portsmouth between 2006 and 2008.

On 12 May, Redknapp signed a one-year deal to stay on as Birmingham boss after helping them avoid relegation.

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