Ex-Newcastle and Sunderland midfielder Clark sacked by Birmingham

SACKED ... Lee Clark.
SACKED ... Lee Clark.
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FORMER Newcastle United and Sunderland midfielder Lee Clark has been sacked as manager of Birmingham City.

Clark had been in charge at St Andrew’s since the summer of 2012 after a spell in charge of Huddersfield Town.

He leaves with Birmingham one place and one point above the Championship’s relegation zone.

Ex-Newcastle defender Steve Watson, who was also on the club’s coaching staff, has joined Clark in leaving Birmingham.

Former Sunderland manager Malcolm Crosby has been placed in temporary charge.