Football Francis to get his money

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Francis to get his money

The Birmingham City manager Trevor Francis has been assured that his job is safe by the club's joint owner David Gold and that he should receive the majority of the pounds 5m he claims he was promised to bring in new players this summer. On Friday Francis put his entire squad up for sale after saying that the money he was to receive was less than he had anticipated. But Gold said yesterday: "We have made it clear to Trevor that he has pounds 3.6m to spend and I would be surprised if he didn't raise another pounds 1m through sales. There are no problems between Trevor and Birmingham. He is still our manager and we are still backing him to get us up. Spending millions helps but it's the skill of the manager too."