Harry Redknapp ‘set to take on biggest job in African football’

Date published: Friday 29th April 2016 10:50

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Harry Redknapp enjoyed his temporary spell in charge of the Jordan national side so much that he is now reportedly set to take on another international gig.

According to the Daily Star, Redknapp is on the brink of being appointed coach of the Nigerian national football side.

The role is widely regarded as the biggest job in African football.

Redknapp is largely untested at international level after narrowly missing out on the England job to Roy Hodgson.

Last month Redknapp, 69, finished a two-game deal managing Jordan – reportedly a favour for the country’s FA president Prince Ali bin al-Hussein – and he’s clearly not been perturbed about international management despite this awkward interview with Jordanian TV.

Now Redknapp is free to prepare for Nigeria’s opening African Cup of Nations qualifier in September.

Derby appointed Redknapp as an adviser earlier this year – but the ex-West Ham and QPR boss has said he did not want the job full time.

Redknapp, meanwhile, is to join Australian club Central Coast Mariners as a football consultant, the A-League club have announced.

Writing on their Twitter account during the club’s end-of-season dinner, the Mariners said: “Owner Mike Charlesworth announces that Harry Redknapp will join the Mariners as a consultant.”

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