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Harry Redknapp ‘offers to come out of retirement’ with reports claiming he wants job

Harry Redknapp ‘offers to come out of retirement’ with reports claiming he wants a job, eyeing up a role with a Premier League club.

74 year old Neil Warnock, a fellow managerial veteran, took over Championship strugglers Huddersfield after returning to the sport on a temporary deal until the end of the season.

Redknapp, now 75, has allegedly expressed an interest in the Leeds job under a similar arrangement, coming after the Yorkshire club experienced a series setbacks in its search for a successor for Jesse Marsch.

Carlos Corberan turned down Leeds, who sit 17th place in the Premier League, going on to extend his stay with West Brom.

Leeds also saw moves for Rayo Vallecano’s Andoni Itaola and Feyenoord’s Arne Slot stall.

Redknapp hasn’t been on the touchline in professional football since 2017 after leaving Birmingham but kept Portsmouth in the Premier League in 2005/2006, losing only two of their last 10 games that campaign.

After winning the FA Cup with South Coast in his second stint, he went to Tottenham. In his 34-year managerial career, he led Spurs to the Champions League and helped Gareth Bale become a star.

Redknapp, who has since gone on to be a pundit just like his son Jamie, was voted the king of jungle in “I’m A Celebrity” in 2018.

Leeds’ struggle to find a new boss has led to Michael Skubala, the caretaker, being placed in charge for the upcoming fixtures against Everton (and Southampton) this month.

The Under-21s coach is a novice and Redknapp is reportedly wanting to step in until the end of the season.

Leeds said in a statement confirmed Skubala’s extended stay in the dugout, saying: “Leeds United can confirm Michael Skubala will continue to lead the men’s first team for the club’s upcoming fixtures. Paco Gallardo and Chris Armas will carry on supporting Michael, alongside the backroom team already in place.

“Skubala, Gallardo and Armas have overseen two positive performances over the last week against Manchester United and will lead training ahead of this weekend’s Premier League game against Everton at Goodison Park.”

Leeds had led 2-0 at Old Trafford in Skubala’s first game in charge last week before drawing 2-2, and lost 2-0 to two goals in the final 10 minutes in the second meeting between the two Roses rivals in the space of five days at Elland Road on Sunday.

Former England Under-18s boss Skubala said: “I have really enjoyed the experience and the team and staff have responded well. I know I speak for Paco and Chris when I say that it is an honour to be on the touchline at this club.

“We will continue to work tirelessly to help to push on up the table in the short term, whilst the board focus on the long-term future of the team.”

This is what Twitter users are saying as Harry Redknapp ‘offers to come out of retirement’ with reports claiming he wants the job…

@OpinionsHotspur: ‘Harry Redknapp is willing to make a return to management..’ My head almost went

@mark_stay: Hey, Nico. Couchy, Defoe. I’m getting the band back together.

@TomJudges: Defoe, Crouch and Nico as the first three signings?

@kenziemoore01: “Niko… i have a plan”

@Pete84949037: Why not David O’Leary again 😂 He’s not done much since getting sacked 👌

@westhamonline5: He wouldn’t do a triffic job

@danholling: Leeds have had enough financial issues over the years.

@AntonyA253: Would love to see this. Triffic manager.

@BarneyLUFC21: The only Redknapp I want to see at Elland Road is Louise Redknapp please

@KAILUFC11: I like Redknapp. Don’t know if it would be the right fit but I loved watching his Spurs side growing up.

@PJ_Jenno: I wouldn’t mind him around the place as an adviser. But not in charge

@shaneybah: Get it done @petercrouch will still do a job up top 💪🤣

@GavinMoores: I struggle to understand what people want? Skubala will do his best but if we get nothing from these next 2 games we are proper in the shit. Someone with experience of these situations been around surely can only be a help. These next months are about survival nothing else

@kizcoyle: No thanks, cockney wideboy can stay away

@TheRealPickers: Niko Kranjcar, cracking little player!

@ringaldo: Would take him in a heartbeat.

@mawfootball: Id take him on a 6 month contract. More than enough experience and he used to play quite an attacking side. Doesnt take any shit and he isnt afraid to say whats what. Hed be perfect to keep us up imo

@Danny_EFC6: Uncle Arry out for blood!

@Danjesmeeth: I mean he’s ruined several clubs before.

@UnitedLeeds_1: I’d take him @LUFC

@Jackalbion96: It would be magic

@Niall_UTD: @petercrouch get your boots laced up 😂

@BeingCalum: Fire up the Barclays! Some vintage content awaits us

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