Birmingham City FC have announced the appointment of Lee Clark as their new manager.
The 39 year old began his football career at Newcastle United, his home town club and in 1993 won promotion with them to the Premier league as Champions.
Clark made nearly 200 appearances for Newcastle in his first spell at the club before moving to local rivals Sunderland in 1997.
Whilst playing for the Black Cats he was spotted wearing a t-shirt with the slogan “Sad Mackem Bastards” which led to a swift transfer out of the football club to Fulham.
He spent six seasons at the West London outfit and played 178 times for them before returning to Newcastle United in 2005.
Clark was appointed first team coach at St James’ Park whilst still a player under Glen Roeder and also managed the Magpies reserve team.
In 2007 Clark followed Roeder to Norwich City and remained there as assistant manager until December 2008 when he resigned to become manager of Huddersfield Town.
As manager of the Terriers, Clark finished in the Division One play-off positions twice, but failed to gain promotion. He also took the club on a unbeaten spell that lasted for 43 games, the second longest unbeaten run in English domestic league football.
Following a 1-0 defeat to Sheffield United in February 2012, Clark was sacked by Huddersfield chairman Dean Hoyle.
Clark has little time to settle into his new role before mapping out his plans for the forthcoming season as Birmingham City’s new manager.