Whatever Football fans in Portsmouth thought about their manager Harry Redknapp, they are going to love him even more now.
Harry Redknapp – I couldn’t walk away from my players
Harry, after agonizing over a massive offer from Newcastle owner, Mike Ashley, decided to stay at the club he has reinvigorated over the last few years, and finally reject the Tyneside club’s offer. If you believe the reports being touted about the press, Newcastle offered Harry Â£20M over a four year contract period.
That seems a five-fold increase on what he’s currently getting at Portsmouth. So it takes a real man, rooted in real values, to turn down that kind of offer, for the quality of life he will keep in Portsmouth.
Harry told the press this morning:
“I have brought players to this club on the promise of what we can achieve and I just couldn’t walk away now.”
Those of us who wanted Harry at the Newcastle club are a little disappointed at his decision, but even more impressed with the man. It was a brave decision that will further attach the Portsmouth club and supporters to Harry Redknapp.
Good for you Harry – best of luck at Portsmouth – and maybe today’s football isn’t all about money after all.
Well it isn’t for real football men like Harry Redknapp, that’s for sure.