Redknapp responds to claims he could step in at Newcastle

Date published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 9:59

Harry Redknapp: Dismissive of the FA

Harry Redknapp has denied reports he has held any conversations with Newcastle United about taking over as head coach on a short-term basis.

The former Spurs, West Ham, QPR and Portsmouth boss has been linked with the job since Newcastle’s 3-1 loss against Bournemouth last Saturday with Steve McClaren’s position hanging in the balance.

United’s football board held a meeting out of the city on Monday with Lee Charnley, Graham Carr and Bob Moncur all in attendance.


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However, with no immediate announcement made on McClaren’s future, Redknapp has had his say on reports linking him to the job.

Redknapp told TV3: “No, I’ve never spoken to anybody at Newcastle.

“Steve’s still in a job. I like Steve McClaren.

“I’ve worked with Steve, he’s an excellent coach, manager, whatever, but he needs a result quickly.

“But I’ve never spoken to them.

“I was getting on the plane today from Southampton, and everybody thought I was heading to Newcastle. I was heading to Dublin.

“If something came along that was interesting, I would.

“Most of the offers I’m getting at the moment are from far off places in the world where I don’t feel like travelling to at the moment.”

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