Questions will be raised over former Dundee favourite Greg Stewart’s future at Birmingham City after they replaced manager Gary Rowett with Gianfranco Zola.
The former West Ham and Watford manager came in last night after Rowett was dismissed earlier in the day.
Stewart has struggled for game time this season since his £500,000 — rising to £1 million — move to St Andrews.
And now with the manager who signed him dismissed, despite Birmingham only outside the play-off places on goal difference, his future is unclear.
Director Panos Pavlakis said on Zola: “We are delighted to welcome Gianfranco and his backroom team to the club. His pedigree, philosophy and ambition fits with what we would like to achieve.”
New owner Trillion Trophy Asia Limited announced the decision to sack Rowett had been taken “with a strategic, long-term view and with the club’s best interests at heart”.
Zola will likely be given cash to splash in January to improve City’s position. They currently sit 8th in the English Championship, just three points behind third sport.
Dundee previously approached the Blues about a possible loan move for their former talisman a few months back. Whether that option opens up and where the 26-year-old ends up remains unclear.