Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp

By Harry Redknapp

‘From kicking a ball as a child lower than the road lamps of Poplar and status on Highbury's North financial institution with my dad, to my first video game at West Ham, i used to be born madly in love with soccer. It kept me, and 50 years on that hasn't replaced one bit – I’d be misplaced with out it…’

Harry is the chief who has obvious all of it – from a gloomy 70s Portakabin at Oxford urban and coaching pitches with timber within the center to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking up actual Madrid within the Champions League. along with his a lot enjoyed, no-nonsense supply, Harry brings us a narrative choked with ardour and humour that takes you correct inside of each drama of his career.

Harry ultimately tells the entire tale of the entire arguable ups and downs – the soreness and heartache of his court docket case, the britain task, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and never forgetting his years at West Ham or the demanding situations at his present membership QPR.

It’s the epic trip of 1 of the good managers and, alongside the way in which, the tale of the British video game itself during the last 5 many years. In an period now ruled by way of overseas coaches Harry is the final of an old school breed of English soccer guy – person who has controlled to maneuver with the days and regularly pop out struggling with.

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I nodded. ” “Something else,” I squeaked guiltily. ” By the time we had this conversation we were almost halfway home. Out of the city center and crossing the green fields and country roads back to Cumbernauld. ” he inquired tentatively I shook my head. I couldn’t speak now. All my concentration was on clenching. He sprang to action: reeling up the center aisle of the bus like a sailor in high seas as it careered around the winding roads, he made his way down to the front and talked to the driver.

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