Who did you think Birmingham might approach to fill Steve Bruce’s shoes? Paul Jewell? Gray Souness? Sammy Lee? Think again, Birmingham have much bigger ideas. The first name that came into their head was Italy’s World Cup winning manager Marcelo Lippi, no honestly.David Sullivan said:
“We made an approach and Lippi turned it down,”
“This is not a stunt. It’s genuine. He is available at the moment and we are looking at bringing in a manager of his stature and calibre, if at all possible. He was one of the first we went to but unfortunately nothing materialised.
Well, there is always Alex Ferguson, or how about Fabio Cappello, we’ve heard he’s free?”Of course, you get knock-backs. That’s football. But if you do not try you will never know. It was the same with Martin Jol. It made sense for us to approach him.”