Well, who do you believe between the Daily Telegraph and Daily Mail about whether Harry Redknapp is the new manager at Newcastle United. When you look more closely at what both papers are reporting, and forget the dramatic headlines, there’s not too much disagreement.
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Harry Redknapp has immediately insisted that a deal has not been agreed for him to succeed Sam Allardyce at Newcastle, which was reported by the Daily Mail and put out on this site earlier today.
The Portsmouth manager remains the betting favorite to take over the Newcastle hot seat, but Harry says he still has not been approached for the position.
Harry Redknapp said this afternoon:
“To say a deal has already been done is absolute rubbish,” “I couldn’t say anything else because that’s the situation. There has been no approach.”
“Nobody from Newcastle has contacted me and in any case, that wouldn’t be allowed because nobody has contacted Peter Storrie.”
Redknapp has said he is focusing on Portsmouth’s trip to Sunderland in the Premier League tomorrow. and that wages will not be a factor in any decision over his future.
“Money would not be an issue to me,” “I wouldn’t go anywhere just for the money.”
What Harry says is not too surprising. There may well have been no official approach yet at Portsmouth, that he knows about. But we think one is imminent and will happen today – there’s just too much detail on the deal in the Daily Mail report. And it’s also interesting that Harry has never said he’d turn the Newcastle job down. He needs to see what it is first.
We think the situation is that an approach will come form Newcastle today, and Harry will obviously want to know officially what the offer is. The offer seems to include a massive amount of money, the ability not to move form his Poole, Dorset home, transfer funds of around Â£25M, and a private jet to allow him to commute to and from the south coast.
If that is really the deal in place as the Mail is reporting, we cannot believe Harry can turn it down. At least the job, if he accepts it, will be very exciting and he will not be bored. Â 😀