Redknapp Thinks Kevin Just Perfect For Newcastle

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.”

“I’m delighted the results have picked up for him and his team.” “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.”

”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.”

“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. James’ 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.

Comments welcome.

19 comments so far

  • nikki

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:24 PM

    Comment #1

    dont care wat ‘arry thinks really fat ginger prick


    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #2

    We didnt want u as manager ya prune!

  • Gordon

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #3

    Think Harry was very dignified here.

  • Martin's

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:32 PM

    Comment #4

    So he still insists he was offered the job when CM reckons he was interviewed but never offered.
    Saggy faced chancer.

  • Eric

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:36 PM

    Comment #5

    Harry Redcrap is still flogging that old lie that he turned us down. He was interviewed and that was as far as it went. He had to get Joe Allon to drive him up because he did not know where he was going. Sort him and his team out on Saturday lads – he ows us four.

  • faustino

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #6

    I would love to turn Admiral Akbar and his boys over this weekend… but in honestly it’s going to be tough. There a good side and very diffcult to beat!

    No doubt we could score goals but will we keep it tight?

  • broon ale

    Apr 11, 2008 at 1:53 PM

    Comment #7

    nikki!!! ha ha ha ha ha ha.. Fat finger prick!! dont know what that means but it sounds hilarious!

  • lets all laugh at sunderland

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:04 PM

    Comment #8

    who cares how many they score we score more. i am going for another 7-4 at fratton park with us winning

  • AZ

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:13 PM

    Comment #9

    Howay the lads stick it up the filthy bin dippers and captain birds eye

  • Ross

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:32 PM

    Comment #10

    we didnt offer you the job mate. you were on the list with numerous other names, and the papers decided to run their stories around you.
    you came out and said you’d been made a brilliant offer but you couldnt leave pompey, just for the loyalty points.
    everyone go and have a look at what chris mort said regarding the whole situation.

  • Mathias

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:39 PM

    Comment #11

    He wasn’t offered the job.

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:47 PM

    Comment #12

    people on here who believe harry wasnt offered the job ar esimply saying what they want to believe. yes he did turn us down, its pretty obvious, but who cares, didnt want him anyway

  • Spyro

    Apr 11, 2008 at 2:48 PM

    Comment #13

    As for this crap about ‘being interviewed with many other candidates’, where are these other candidates then? be realistic people

  • Leo

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:01 PM

    Comment #14

    refer to the side of the wall on this blog
    Please keep the language decent for the our younger supporters, who we know are also regulars on this site.

    redknapp is a crook and would be good to beat pompey, and we have a chance to get a bit of pride back.

  • ScottyT

    Apr 11, 2008 at 3:47 PM

    Comment #15

    exactly ross .. i never wanted redknapp anyways tbh too similar to fat sam with doing well with a so called smaller club then probably failing with a so called bigger club. who else was there? hughes never wanted him .. shearer too early still he’ll get his chance eventually. always wanted KK from the start never thort we could get him mind but yes lets hope KK is perfect for us.

  • m.

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:13 PM

    Comment #16

    feck your arse, ‘arry!

  • Nobby's dad

    Apr 11, 2008 at 4:36 PM

    Comment #17

    Harry is the one the Southern press boys love – that old cheerful Cockney cheeky wide boy thing.

    Aidrian Durham said recently on Talk Sport that ‘pound for pound Harry is the best premiership manager’.

    IMO he’s the most overhyped one – he’s 60+ been in football management, at a guess, 30 years and won nowt! Yes he’s bought some good players in in this time but he’s bought some duds.

  • ronaldeano

    Apr 11, 2008 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #18

    This is from NUFC.COM…

    Let’s return to the specific question Newcastle Chairman Chris Mort was asked in early February:

    Q: Was Harry Redknapp offered the manager’s job at Newcastle United?

    A: NO. He was interviewed for the job but was only one of a number of people we were speaking to at that time.

    Let’s just nail this down once and for all:

    Redknapp suggested as possible candidate, agrees to meet to discuss vacancy, is removed from the list of candidates after that meeting, then goes on Sky Sports News with the Portsmouth Chairman to say:

    “I’ve had a great offer, to manage a fantastic club like Newcastle. It was a terrific opportunity…But I’m happy here…this is where I enjoy being, this is my club, it would be too big a wrench to leave here.”

    Since when did thanks, but no thanks constitute an offer – great or otherwise?

    So everybody’s happy: Pompey are in the FA Cup Final and ‘Arry stayed put in ‘Ampshire – not having been offered the chance to go anywhere else. Thankfully.

    There you go, shove that up your cockney arse spyro! 🙂

  • jeff

    Apr 12, 2008 at 8:08 AM

    Comment #19

    I totally agree with all those who say we didnt want harry anyway.And who gives a fook if he has got portsmouth to the cup final……….He should be there with who has been left in it anyway..


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