Harry Redknapp Favorite To Take Over At Newcastle


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.

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104 comments so far

  • geordieracer1980

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #1

    no chance

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  • MacToon

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:36 PM

    Comment #2

    I wouldn’t even want him to direct the traffic in the car park!

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #3

    Didn’t knoow it was April already??????????

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:40 PM

    Comment #4

    Fcuk off floppy chops!

    Great free kick by pirlo

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  • ochytoon

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    Comment #5

    Harry is hated in Southampton. Can’t see him going to anyone at the moment to be honest. The clubs without managers are “too small for him”

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  • spitfire_

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:46 PM

    Comment #6

    Redknapp doesn’t want to live on north… he said that a few years back when we want him.

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  • cupiddstunt

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:49 PM

    Comment #7

    I think with what has transpired with HR over the last 18mths will go a long way to letting MA know this is one chappie you do not want at NUFC.

    I think the “wheeling dealing” aspect of HR and his penchant for throwing big lumps of other people’s money at players and apparently wanting to be in on any profits made on selling of players I think will keep MA with AP.

    I’m not too sure HR can function too well on a tight budget.

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  • No Plain Saylor

    Jun 14, 2012 at 5:53 PM

    Comment #8

    Ladbrokes really are useless!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #9

    Howay man liniker what ya playin at man tapping up pards for the spuds job live on telly!!!!

    Pards didnt sound to confident bout demba

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:01 PM

    Comment #10

    Pardew live on BBC saying he wouldn’t be interested at all in the Spurs job an he thinks we can give it another go.

    He said he had no idea if Ba had joined Galatasary but he hoped he could keep te squad together

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  • Grafton83

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:02 PM

    Comment #11

    As in Newcastle United? Surely Not!!!

    I’d rather have one of those dipping duck toys incharge of the club.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:05 PM

    Comment #12

    Redknapp won’t get a job until someone gets sacked. Everybody in the PL has their managers in place.

    Reckon Martinez may go to Spurs though so maybe floppy chops can be the next Wigan manager!

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  • If Demba Ba was in Call of Duty..

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #13

    No thanks. End of. What is the point in this article?

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  • geordiejamie89

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #14

    I would rather the team managed themselves then have Harry no smiles manage the team. Pards has been great for Newcastle, and I would much rather see Pards sign a new bumper deal then leave.

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  • Grafton83

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:06 PM

    Comment #15

    Sky Italia reported earlier today that Ba had signed for Galatasaray

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  • magpie6699

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Comment #16

    Of course we’ll get rid of the Manager of the Year to bring in a Del Boy with expensive demands in wages and transfers. FACT!

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  • thepict

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:10 PM

    Comment #17

    David Moyes will be next Spuds nmanager.

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  • Nufc-83

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:12 PM

    Comment #18

    I was thinking can you lay that bet as there is no chance it would happen. Knowing my luck i lay it for thousands hodgson gets sacked at England pards takes the job and we get harry lol.

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  • Grafton83

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:15 PM

    Comment #19

    @thepict Moyes is such an obvious choice, he has done wonders on a limited budget for years at Everton. They are really struggling financially so I suspect he’d jump at the chance to move and Kenwright wouldn’t mind the compensation moeny.

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  • ginkoh

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Comment #20

    Stupidest betting I ever seen in recent years.

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  • hotdog

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:17 PM

    Comment #21

    Agree pards didn’t sound convincing on ba he could be off. Anybody else like the look of Croatia left back? I’m g carr’s no2 btw 🙂

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  • Grafton83

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:18 PM

    Comment #22

    Is nobody worried that Ladbrookes might know something we don’t. I don’t think they get it really wrong that often.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:21 PM

    Comment #23

    Grafton

    It’s a bookies! It’s 7/2 so it’s hardly odds on! Hazard was 1/2 to join City at Ladbrookes a few weeks ago.

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #24

    When everybody but the big spenders are surely tightening their purse strings where will harry go?
    He’s a manager that specializes in buying established players for large fees

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  • Whistler

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #25

    Why would we want Redchops? Another non-story….as for Ba; if it’s right that he’s signed for Galatasaray….it’s a worry that our manager doesn’t know

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Comment #26

    A bookies always gets it wrong and always gets it right because they offer odds on every eventuality.

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  • Beattie25

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #27

    If Ba goes to Turkey the guy is a mercenary!!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:23 PM

    Comment #28

    @If Demba Ba Was In Call Of Duty..

    The point if the article is that its directly related to NUFC i suggest you look at the posts at the start of the previous article for suggestions of what to do if you dont like the articles

    Grafton83 not to worried as ladbrokes also have odds on him as tge chelski manager!!

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  • hotdog

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:24 PM

    Comment #29

    Whistler – he will know just not going to blab it to bbc until its signed off

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #31

    @beattie the beauty of it is the bookies will rake it in off people putting money on harry to us now. Its genius.

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  • t00ntime

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:25 PM

    Comment #32

    Newcastle have already said the ba rumour is untrue… Nobody has even bid never mind offcial talks…

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:26 PM

    Comment #33

    Beattie aye be very disappointed in ba if hes joined gala shows hes only in it for the money

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #34

    Did we confirm that bas release clause is 7million?

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  • hotdog

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:28 PM

    Comment #35

    What was I saying about that left back. Great ball in for goal

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  • graham cwarr

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #36

    @hotdog and terrible defending by chiellini

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:30 PM

    Comment #37

    Great goal croatia shame there fans are muppetts

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  • XtraTimeAndPens

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:32 PM

    Comment #38

    Can’t see this happening. Not in a month of Sundays. Also, as for the Ba rumours today, I think they’re pretty wide of the mark as well. Can’t really see him wanting to move to Turkey but I guess we’ll see come August.

    Also, just written a new blog post on our friends at Liverpool (booo!) here: http://www.extratimeandpenalties.com
    Hope you enjoy reading!

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  • toonarmydownsouth

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #39

    Were we linked with montolivo a few seasons back??

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  • If Demba Ba was in Call of Duty..

    Jun 14, 2012 at 6:33 PM

    Comment #40

    @28, whilst I do enjoy reading these articles, my previous comment was merely a remark about the content of the article. The belief that Redknapp is favourite to take over at Newcastle is ridiculous……..

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