Harry Redknapp has left Birmingham City following their sixth consecutive defeat in all competitions.

Birmingham lost 3-1 at home to Preston North End in what has now turned out to be Redknapp's last game in charge at St. Andrews, as he leaves with Birmingham sat 23rd in the ​Championship table.

The club have released a statement on their ​website saying: "Unfortunately due to the poor start to the campaign which sees the club second from bottom of the Championship, we are left with no choice but to terminate the contract of the manager with immediate effect.

"We thank him for all his efforts and wish him good luck for the future."

Redknapp took over ​Birmingham with three games remaining last season, and after winning two of them was able to save the club from relegation to League 1.

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He then signed a one year contract to keep him at the club in May, however has left the club after just five months in charge.

In his final words as manager of the club, Redknapp reflected on his side's 3-1 defeat to ​Preston, stating they "shouldn't have got beaten like that in the end."

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He said: "We have got to lift ourselves. There is a team waiting to gel but we have suffered several injuries to key players.

"Fans deserve better and that was my motivation to carry on this season.

"I do not come to work because I need the money, I enjoy the job and leaving home at 5.15 every morning. I would love to be the manager to bring some success to Birmingham."

Birmingham revealed on their Twitter account that Lee Carsley, the club's Head of Professional Development Coach, will takeover as caretaker manager in the mean time.