Walsall have appointed Kevan Broadhurst as their new manager, initially until the end of the season.
Broadhurst, who Saddlers chairman Jeff Bonser hopes will go on to sign an extended contract at Bescot, replaces player-manager Paul Merson, who was sacked three games ago.
Broadhurst made 147 appearances for Birmingham in the 1970s and 1980s and enjoyed a loan spell at Walsall in 1979.
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His coaching career started at St Andrews before he became assistant and then manager at Northampton, while he can also boast a spell as first-team coach at Oxford and assistant manager at Bristol Rovers.
He said: "My initial task is to guide the club to League One safety and supporters can be assured I'll be totally focused and work very hard to achieve that objective.
"I have got a great deal of experience to fall back on and I'm looking forward to the challenge as long as I have the full support of my coaching staff, players and just as importantly, our supporters."
Read more on this story in Thursday's Birmingham Post