HARRY REDKNAPP FACTFILE
Born: Poplar, London, 1947 (Age 66) Playing career: After a spell in the Tottenham youth team, Redknapp started his professional career with West Ham, making his debut as an 18-year-old winger in 1965.
Having scored eight goals in 175 games, Redknapp left Upton Park in 1972, joining Third Division Bournemouth. Relegated to the Fourth Division, he moved to Br entford but played just once before joining NASL side Seattle Sounders as player-coach, making 24 appearances in five years. Managerial career: Five years in Seattle were followed by a spell as assistant to Bobby Moore at Non-League side Oxford City.
Then, in 1983, Redknapp was named boss of Bournemouth, helping the Cherries win promotion to the Second Division and keeping them there for two years. After a spell as assistant to Billy Bonds at West Ham, he became full-time manager in 1994, achieving a fifth-place finish in the Premier League in 1998 before being sacked for comments made to a fanzine in 2001.
Redknapp then won promotion to the top flight with Portsmouth in 2004 and was r elegated to the Championship with Southampton a year later before returning to Fratton Park to help Pompey avoid the same fate.
After winning the FA Cup in 2008, Redknapp was appointed Spurs manager, achieving three consecutive top-five finishes and reaching the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Sacked in May 2012, he joined QPR but couldn’t prevent relegation to the Championship.