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Birmingham City have appointed Aitor Karanka as the club’s new manager, replacing Pep Clotet who departed earlier this month. The 46-year-old Spaniard has signed a three-year contract at St Andrew’s.

Karanka has previously managed fellow Championship sides Nottingham Forest and Middlesbrough, leading the latter to the Premier League, but had been out of work since departing Forest 18 months ago.

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