Ex-QPR chairman Paladini: I've always been Birmingham fan

Former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini says his bid for Birmingham City is about passion. Paladini has now set his sights on taking charge at Birmingham.

Former QPR chairman Gianni Paladini says his bid for Birmingham City is about passion.

Paladini has now set his sights on taking charge at Birmingham.

"I'm a Birmingham boy myself," Paladini said. "I've always liked Blues and I've got a good relationship with a lot of Zulu Warriors [City's hooligan element], if they're still there I don't know, because I've been at QPR for 11 years.

"I've been a long-serving chairman of QPR. I think we did a great job, sometimes you have to do things the hard way to get success but the most important thing is that I took QPR when they were in League One at the time and then we got promoted the way we did, spent a fortune and at the end the job was done. QPR are now in the Premier League."

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