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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day
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The Player Harry Redknapp Thinks Liverpool Should Have Signed On Transfer Deadline Day

Harry Redknapp believes Liverpool made a mistake by not signing Manchester United's Sergio Romero as a backup goalkeeper following Adrian's woeful display against Aston Villa. Adrian replaced the injured Alisson and conceded seven goals as Liverpool lost 7-2 to Villa on Sunday. Jurgen Klopp was thought to be in the market for a keeper after Liverpool's No.1 suffered a training ground injury which will keep him out of action for a reported four to six weeks. But the German boss failed to bring anyone in on deadline day with Redknapp suggesting they missed a trick. Speaking on Sky Sports News, he said: "You would have thought he (Romero) might have gone to Liverpool. "Liverpool need a goalkeeper. They need a goalkeeper more than Everton. "If Alisson is out for a while, ...
Harry Redknapp Is A ‘Better Tactician Than Arsene Wenger,’ Says Paul Merson
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Harry Redknapp Is A ‘Better Tactician Than Arsene Wenger,’ Says Paul Merson

Harry Redknapp has been branded as a "tactically" better manager than legendary former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. That's according to Paul Merson, who played under both Redknapp and Wenger in his football career. Harry Redknapp has been branded as a "tactically" better manager than legendary former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger. That's according to Paul Merson, who played under both Redknapp and Wenger in his football career. "As a man-manager knowing what you want or what you need, you could tell him what you need, he wouldn't tell you what you needed. I think that was a massive thing with him. "The thing with Harry, people think, 'Oh, he's a wheeler-dealer' […] his knowledge of football is second to none. "I honestly think he's tactically better than Arsene Wenger, i...
Tottenham are ‘nowhere near’ as good as they were three years ago – Redknapp
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Tottenham are ‘nowhere near’ as good as they were three years ago – Redknapp

The ex-Spurs boss thinks the club have been caught in a downward spiral after failing to pick up any silverware under Mauricio Pochettino Tottenham are "nowhere near" as good as they were three years ago, according to Harry Redknapp, who believes too many top-quality players have left the club over the last couple of seasons. Mauricio Pochettino transformed Spurs into top four regulars and major trophy contenders during his five-year spell in north London, establishing himself as one of the best head coaches in Europe in the process. At one stage, the Lilywhites were seen as dark horses for the Premier League title, with a second-place finish in 2016-17 marking their best showing in the top-flight for over 50 years.
Lampard Will Be Chelsea Manager – Harry Redknapp
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Lampard Will Be Chelsea Manager – Harry Redknapp

Frank Lampard becoming Chelsea manager "looks like it's going to happen", says his uncle Harry Redknapp. Derby boss Lampard, 40, is the favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri after the Italian left Stamford Bridge to take charge of Juventus. Lampard led the Rams to the Championship play-off final last season - his first year in management. "If Chelsea come calling, it's a difficult one for him to turn down," Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 Live. "In my personal opinion, he'll be the manager of Chelsea. "It looks to me like it's going to happen." Redknapp - who managed teams including Portsmouth, Southampton, West Ham, Tottenham and QPR - revealed he had personally told Derby chairman Mel Morris to hire Lampard, who he says "wasn't even on the radar". If Lampard was to retu...
Harry Redknapp Wins ITV Series ‘I’m a Celebrity’
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Harry Redknapp Wins ITV Series ‘I’m a Celebrity’

Harry Redknapp has been crowned King of the Jungle in the final of ITV's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! The football manager beat fellow finalists Emily Atack, who came second, and John Barrowman to take the crown, saying it was "so surreal" to win. Ten celebrities headed into the Australian jungle in November, where they were later joined by Noel Edmonds. In the absence of his normal partner Ant McPartlin, Declan Donnelly hosted the show with Holly Willoughby. More than 11 million votes were cast in the final, Willoughby said. Redknapp, who follows in the footsteps of previous winners such as Gino D'Acampo and Georgia Toffolo, said: "My grandkids will be jumping around the living room now. They'll be so excited." He said he didn't think he would survive so long i...
‘Man Utd Have Spent Millions To Get In Order’ – Moyes Defends Recent Record
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‘Man Utd Have Spent Millions To Get In Order’ – Moyes Defends Recent Record

David Moyes does not consider his time at Manchester United to have been a failure as the club have spent “a few hundred million” to get things right.The Scot has also suggested that Chelsea’s Premier League title-winning boss Antonio Conte would have struggled to keep Sunderland in the division during the 2016-17 campaign.Moyes lasted just one season at the Stadium of Light, having previously managed just nine months as Sir Alex Ferguson’s successor at Old Trafford and a year in Spain at Real Sociedad.Despite seeing his reputation take a battering on the back of those spells, the former Everton manager believes that he has been a victim of circumstance.Moyes told the Daily Mail: “I think Harry Redknapp got it right when he said Antonio Conte couldn't have kept up Sunderland last season.“L...
Why Redknapp Wants Me – Onazi
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Why Redknapp Wants Me – Onazi

Ogenyi Onazi has revealed he is on his way to English Championship side Birmingham City because manager Harry Redknapp has long wanted to sign him and he believes his experience will help the club return to the Premier League. Nigeria international Onazi is now expected to soon complete his transfer to England. “Redknapp first wanted to sign me when he was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, but for some reasons he couldn’t,” the defensive midfielder said. “He has called me to say he wants big, experienced players to help his team gain promotion back to the Premier League.” He added, “For me, this is an opportunity for me to get into the system. I believe that within a year, we will be playing in the Premier League.” Onazi has previously featured for Lazio in the Italian Serie A...
Birmingham Close To Signing Ogenyi Onazi
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Birmingham Close To Signing Ogenyi Onazi

Birmingham manager Harry Redknapp says the club are close to signing midfielder Ogenyi Onazi from Trabzonspor. Reports in Turkey say a £4m fee has been agreed, and the player is due to fly to the Midlands to undergo a medical. The 24-year-old Nigeria international joined Trabzonspor from Lazio last summer and made 32 league appearances scoring two goals. Reports in Italy say Birmingham have also made a £7m bid for Torino midfielder Afriyie Acquah. Redknapp says he is keen on the Ghanaian, but won’t sign him as well as Onazi. “You’ve got to see what you can get really,” Redknapp told Sky Sports. “If you can get them both you’ve got to make a decision, if you can only get one you take him, but if you can’t get any…you just pray…I don’t know where you go, but we’re trying to ge...
Harry Redknapp In Cancer Scare
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Harry Redknapp In Cancer Scare

Veteran manager Harry Redknapp revealed Sunday he had had a tumour removed from his bladder but fortunately it had not been diagnosed as malignant. The 70-year-old Birmingham manager — who guided Portsmouth to FA Cup glory in 2008 — told the ‘Sun on Sunday’ he had never been so stressed in his life. “I could feel it in my body — I knew it wasn’t right,” said Redknapp, who also managed among others Tottenham Hotspur. “This is the first time I’ve been properly worried. “I knew I didn’t feel good, you know when something isn’t right, but it was Sandra who pushed me to the doctor in the end. “They cut it out, took it away, sent it away to make sure it is not malignant and luckily everything was OK. “I know I am fortunate.” Redknapp, who succeeded in keeping Birmingham in t...