A year ago today Trillion Trophy Asia brought down the curtain on the Carson Yeung era when they completed their takeover of Birmingham City.

The Hong Kong based consortium, headed up by publicity-shy businessman Paul Suen Cho Hung, purchased slightly more than a 60 per cent stake in Birmingham International Holdings - which in turn owned virtually all of the football club.

The fee was reported to be in the region of £40m - and as shares resumed trading on October 17, 2016, the Carson Yeung years came to an end.

But while there has undoubtedly been more stability on the ownership side of things - at the very least an end to the countless legal cases, suing and counter-suing, a state of flux has remained in the football operation.

Hopefully the appointment of Steve Cotterill and massive overhaul of the playing staff has brought that to an end.

Here’s TTA’s first 12 months in numbers.

Managers : 4

Gary Rowett (sacked December 14, 2016)

Gianfranco Zola (appointed December 14, 2016 - resigned April 18, 2017)

Harry Redknapp (appointed April 19, 2017 - sacked September 17, 2017)

Steve Cotterill (appointed October 2, 2017)

League Position: -15

October 17, 2016: 6th

October 17, 2017: 21st

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Blues’ record under TTA (league and cup)

Played: 50

Won: 12

Drawn: 12

Lost: 26

First team players in: 18

Lukas Jutkiewicz; Emilio Nsue; Kerim Frei; Cheick Keita; Craig Gardner; Marc Roberts; David Stockdale; Cheikh Ndoye; Isaac Vassell; Harlee Dean; Maxime Colin; Jota; Jason Lowe; Cohen Bramall (loan); Sam Gallagher (loan); Carl Jenkinson (loan); Jeremie Boga (loan); Liam Walsh (loan)

First team Players out: 14

Adam Legzdins; Clayton Donaldson; Jonathan Spector; Paul Caddis; Koby Arthur; Charlee Adams; Reeece Brown; Kerim Frei; Ryan Shotton; Andy Shinnie (loan); Diego Fabbrini (loan); Viv Solomon-Otabor (loan); Cheick Keita (loan); Robert Tesche (loan)

Money spent

£30m (estimated), including a new club transfer record, with just over £6m paid to Brentford for Jota.

Which is to say nothing of the financial underpinning they provided after they were named as preferred bidders when the holding company was in receivership.

The extent of their investment is obvious.

The future

The Chinese owners put their heads above the parapet for the first time at Steve Cotterill's unveiling, which will hopefully be a sign of things to come.

Importantly there was a recognition from CEO Xuandong Ren that stability is now what the club requires and a commitment not just to building a first team but with projects like acquiring the freehold to Wast Hills, making the whole club strong.

One point worth noting, though, is that TTA promised not to sell the club for at least two years - one of which has already gone. It is eminently possible that the transition to the next owner - whenever that is, will be seamless.