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Birmingham set to ward off interest by handing boss Gary Rowett new deal


Manager Gary Rowett has revealed he is in contract talks with Birmingham to extend his deal.

The 41-year-old is currently on a 12-month rolling contract at St Andrew’s but the club are looking to tie him down. 

QPR and Fulham both wanted Rowett as their new manager after he has taken Blues from the Championship relegation zone to the play-offs in just over a year after joining from Burton.

“We have been talking to the club for five or six weeks about potentially solidifying that relationship going forward for me and my staff,” Rowett told the club’s official website.

“The club have recognised where we were 12 months ago and we have kind of shown our value.

“Two or three weeks ago it was a case of having lost Cotts (David Cotterill) and Clayton (Donaldson). One of my big concerns then was how are we going to kick on now?

“What the club have actually done is show me that we’re going to at least try and be competitive moving forward and I think that’s important and I’m thankful for them for trying to do that.

“That certainly hasn’t been done because of the speculation.”



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