Harry Redknapp has guided Portsmouth to the FA Cup final, and still insists he has no regrets about turning down the Newcastle United job he was offered in January.
Harry Redknapp – a good man and an excellent manager
In fact Redknapp thinks Newcastle finally appointed the right man for the job in Kevin Keegan:
“Newcastle were absolutely spot on when they brought Kevin Keegan back as their manager,” “I for one was pleased to see him come back, and without a doubt he’s the right man for the job up there. He’s a top man and a good man.â€
“I’m delighted the results have picked up for him and his team.â€ “There’s no doubt that Newcastle United’s a great club, and if I was honest, under Kevin they’re probably the best bet to challenge the top four in the next couple of seasons.”
â€Obviously, I had the chance to go up there, but I’ve always said I have no regrets about my decision to stay at Portsmouth, which is also a fine club, even before we got to the FA Cup final.â€
“I love my life down here, especially with my family, and it was no good me being up there, and my wife and six grandchildren being down here in Portsmouth.”
“It’s not often a team can go up to Newcastle, play like that and get a result, as it’s always a difficult place to go.”
Portsmouth of course scored 3 goals in the first 11 minutes t to humiliate Newcastle last November by a final score of 4-1.
That was one of the worst performances by a Newcastle team at St. Jamesâ€™ Park for a long time and is one reason why our boys need to put on an extra good display tomorrow.
If we can play to our best at Fratton Park, there’s no reason why we cannot seal our 4th win in a row, and that’s what the Newcastle players are certainly after tomorrow.
We think it should be a great game to watch, since there is no doubt Harry has built a very good team on the south coast.