After six straight defeats Harry Redknapp's time as Birmingham manager has come to an end, the club announced.
The former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager helped to keep Birmingham in the Championship after taking charge with three games remaining last season.
Following a miserable opening to this campaign, they lie second from bottom of the table after losing six of their opening eight games. "There is a team waiting to gel but we have suffered several injuries to key players", Redknapp told the BBC after the Preston loss but prior to the announcement of his departure.
"I got the response I wanted and I could not have asked any more".
The club invested heavily over the summer transfer window, with the acquisitions of Sam Gallagher and Jota - however they've failed to make an impact as of yet.
"I gave them a hard time at half-time and they responded well to come back after trailing by a single goal". Maybe not this year but over the next two years I would have got promotion. "I would love to be the manager to bring some success to Birmingham".
Birmingham City face former boss Gary Rowett next in the Championship as they travel to Derby on September 23rd. "I am not an idiot, I am not a silly person who goes around saying things, I think I have been around long enough".