Jordan confirm ‘world-class manager’ Harry Redknapp

Date published: Thursday 17th March 2016 9:31

Harry Redknapp: Jordan boss

Harry Redknapp has been named manager of Jordan for their next two World Cup qualifying games.

The 69-year-old former Tottenham and West Ham boss will take charge of the March 24 clash with Bangladesh and the March 29 contest with Australia.

Redknapp was also this week named a football advisor of Championship club Derby.

Jordan currently trail Australia by two points in Group B in the second of three phases of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Prince Ali Al Hussein, Jordan Football Association president and former FIFA presidential candidate, said: “I’m very proud to be able to announce Harry’s appointment to our national side.

“He is a world-class manager with an internationally recognised record at the highest level.

“This is a fantastic step for the national game in Jordan. There are some important fixtures coming up for football in this country and we are confident Harry is the man to help us succeed in qualifying and take us to the next level.”

Redknapp said on Wednesday he was taking the Jordan job as a favour for Prince Ali Al Hussein.

“It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks, that’s for sure,” Redknapp told The Sun. “I’m friends with Prince Ali and wanted him to take over from Sepp Blatter. He asked me if I’d manage the team for a couple of matches, and I agreed.

“I’ll go to the Forest game and then go straight to London and fly to Jordan. It’s a busy time but I’ve missed the buzz of being involved in football.”

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