Spanish football manager Aitor Karanka de la Hoz on Friday was appointed Birmingham City coach on a three-year contract.
Karanka told the club’s website: “I’m delighted to be joining a club with the history and fan base that Birmingham City has.
“I share the excitement and determination of everyone here to start working together on all the challenges that lie ahead.
“I want to thank the board for their willingness and the strong interest they showed in making me the head coach of this project.”
The club Chief Executive Officer, Dong Ren said: “I would like to give Aitor a very warm welcome to Birmingham City Football Club.
“We have followed his career for a number of years and throughout that time he has always been of prime consideration for the Head Coach position.
“So we are delighted that Aitor has now joined us and we look forward to working with him for the coming season ahead and future.”
In 2016, Karanka guided Middlesbrough to the Premier League and has been out since leaving Forest in January 2019.