Birm­ing­ham man­ager Red­knapp in can­cer scare

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Vet­eran man­ager Harry Red­knapp re­vealed yes­ter­day 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 the seocnd tier Cham­pi­onship last sea­son after re­plac­ing Gian­franco Zola to­wards the end of the cam­paign, says his peace of mind has at least been re­stored. “They cut it out, there was no other op­tion. Once they did that I was up and about after a cou­ple of days,” said Red­knapp.

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