Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp expecting job offers

Harry Redknapp is expecting to receive job offers from struggling Premier League clubs at some point this season

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Harry Redknapp was sacked by Tottenham in June PA Photos

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Harry Redknapp is expecting to receive job offers from a number of struggling Premier League clubs this season after he was sacked by Tottenham Hotspur last month.

The 65-year-old led Tottenham to safety in his first season in charge after he replaced Juande Ramos in October 2008 with the north London club bottom of the table.

Redknapp then took Spurs into their first-ever Champions League campaign in 2010 and guided the White Hart Lane outfit back into the top four last season.

However, the Londoners missed out on a Champions League spot as a result of Chelsea’s European final triumph – and Redknapp, who was given his marching orders at the end of last season, is keen to make a swift return to Premier League management, tipping a number of struggling clubs to come calling in the next few months.

“I am eager to get back into the game, I am looking to get back into football management, but I am in no hurry,” Redknapp told ESPN. “Come November, December time, clubs will panic if they are down the bottom.

“No club can afford to drop out of the Premier League next season with so much money coming in next August. With each club getting anything between £60 million to £90 million there is too much at stake.

“The stakes have always been high, but they are now are even higher.”

Harry Redknapp fact-file

• Started out as a player at West Ham, where his team-mates included future England World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore. A midfielder, Redknapp scored seven goals in 149 appearances before joining Bournemouth in 1972, where he also played over 100 games.

• He moved to America via Brentford in 1976, spending three years in Seattle where he also worked as assistant coach. Held the same post to Moore at non-league Oxford City and then went to Bournemouth, where he was appointed manager in late 1983. Masterminded an FA Cup shock against holders Manchester United in January 1984.

• He returned to West Ham in 1992 as assistant to Billy Bonds, whom he succeeded as manager in 1994. He gave first-team chances to the likes of Frank Lampard, Rio Ferdinand and Joe Cole during his seven years in charge.

• Redknapp was appointed Portsmouth’s director of football in 2001, and stepped into the manager’s chair the following year.

• He took them into the Premier League in 2003 and, after a year in charge of local rivals
Southampton, returned in December 2005, winning the FA Cup in 2008.

• Struggling Tottenham turned to Redknapp that October and he steered the team away from relegation trouble, also reaching the League Cup final.

• In 2009-10 he led the club to fourth position in the Premier League, earning a new contract until 2013.

• He led Spurs to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League in 2011-12 but the Londoners were forced to settle for a Europa League spot as a result of Chelsea’s Champions League triumph. He was sacked at the end of the season.

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