Report: Birmingham City to appoint Gary Rowett as boss

Manager Gary Rowett of Burton Albion shouts instructions during the Capital One Cup Second Round match between Burton Albion and Fulham at the Pirelli Stadium on August 27, 2013
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Burton Albion boss Gary Rowett will be confirmed as the new manager of Birmingham City this afternoon, according to a report.

Birmingham City are reportedly close to appointing Gary Rowett as their new manager.

The Championship side are looking for a new boss following the sacking of Lee Clark a week ago.

Rowett is expected to leave his post as Burton Albion boss after five-and-a-half years with the Derbyshire club as assistant and manager.

After taking over from Paul Peschisolido in 2012, the 40-year-old has guided the Brewers into the League Two playoffs in each of the last two seasons.

Rowett, who spent two years at St Andrew's as a player between 1998 and 2000, will be confirmed as Birmingham manager this afternoon, according to Sky Sports News.

The Blues lost 8-0 at home to Bournemouth on Saturday under the caretaker charge of Malcolm Crosby and Richard Beale.

Birmingham manager Lee Clark looks on during the match against Watford on August 3, 2013
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