Birmingham City have completed the free transfer signing of midfielder Morgaro Gomis on a two-year deal despite the departure of Alex McLeish as manager.
The 25-year-old France-born Senegal international had rejected a new contract with Dundee United.
Gomis had become a mainstay at United after moving to the Scottish Premier League club from Cowdenbeath in 2007.
Formerly with Montpellier, Gomis had brief stays at several English non-league clubs before moving to Scotland.
McLeish had lined up Gomis for Birmingham before he resigned this week from the side relegated to the Championship and became favourite to become manager of Aston Villa.