Ladbrokes have opened betting on where the former Tottenham manager will end up, and Newcastle are the initial 7/2 favorites.
Harry Redknapp – out of a job
It’s true that Mike Ashley wanted Harry at Newcastle to replace Sam Allardyce, when Sam was was fired in early January of 2008, but after initially accepting the job, Harry then turned it down.
Harry has always preferred to stay in the south and around London, and we don’t think as he gets older, that will change much at all.
But the 65-year-old is said to be keen to continue in football management, and was hoping for a long term deal at Spurs, before he was fired earlier today.
There’s no way that Newcastle would attempt to appoint Harry as the Newcastle manager, given how well Alan Pardew has done in the manager role over the last eighteen months.
There may be a position for Harry at Newcastle, something like the Director of Football, but we don’t think Harry would want a job like that, and we don’t think Mike Ashley would want to resurrect the position, once held by Dennis Wise.
Harry will have to hope for a job at his old club West Ham or even at Fulham, but there seems no chance of there being a job available at those two clubs until next summer, at the earliest.
If Roberto de Matteo has a bad start at Chelsea, there may be a job there for Harry half-way through the season, but there seems nothing for him right now.
Southampton also have a good manager in Nigel Adkins, but Harry did not have a good time of it when he was at Southampton, come to think of it.