Harry Redknapp has appeared to concede that his football management career is over.
Redknapp managed to keep the Blues in the Championship when he took over towards the end of last season, but after five consecutive league defeats, the writing was on the wall.
"I have loved being a manager and loved it at Birmingham but I doubt very much whether it will happen again," The Telegraph quotes Redknapp as saying.
"I'm a realist. If I could help someone somewhere, help a young manager, I'd love that but working again as a number one, you're never sure."
Redknapp has previously managed Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and the Jordan national team.