Harry Redknapp has been under pressure at QPR, as the London side has made another bad start to a Premier League season, although they have played a lot better of late, and put in two very good performances at home to Liverpool and Manchester City lately, and could have had two wins in those games but got only a single point for their efforts.
Harry Redknapp – Newcastle one of the great clubs – he’s right there
Harry is also good friends with Alan Pardew, and thought that Alan did a good job managing his former club West Ham from 2003-2006, and Pardew got them promoted in 2005 via the play-offs at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, even though they finished the season 6th in the Championship.
West Ham beat Preston North End in the 2005 Football League Championship play-off final with a single goal from – who else – Bobby Zamora – who also scored the only goal against Derby County in stoppage time in May, to get QPR promoted back to the Premier League.
Harry Redknapp has commented on the improved form of Newcastle over the last six games or so:
“Well, it’s good for them.¨ “Alan was coming under all kinds of grief, but he’s done a great job at Newcastle in my opinion.”
“Newcastle is one of the great clubs in English football, and I think he’s doing a really good job.¨ “All credit to the Chairman, who never looked like buckling under the pressure.”
“I’m pleased for Alan, but hopefully we can go up there and get a good result this weekend.”
Harry always speaks highly of Newcastle United and their fans, and he was almost appointed as the Newcastle manager to take over when Sam Allardyce was fired in January of 2008.
But after initially accepting the job he turned Mike Ashley down the following day, and a short four days later Kevin Keegan was appointed for his second spell as manager of Newcastle – but as we know that only lasted a short nine months and we were relegated in 2009. 🙁
Harry went on to manage Tottenham in October of 2008, for probably his greatest achievement in football management, when he had Spurs in the Champions League, and since he left a few years ago, Spurs have found it difficult to replicate that form and get back into the top four in the Premier League.
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