I’m a Celebrity 2018: Who is Harry Redknapp? Why is he famous? Which clubs has he managed? 

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Harry Redknapp was snapped at Heathrow Airport preparing to board a plan to Australia as he heads down under for I’m a Celebrity 2018. 

The former Pompey manager is likely to be one of the favourites to win the show this year. 

Harry Redknapp during his time as Pompey manager.

Harry Redknapp during his time as Pompey manager.

Here's all you need to know about him: 

When was he born and where is he from? 

Harry Redknapp was born on March 2, 1947, in Poplar, London. 

Who is he? 

He is a former professional footballer - having played for West Ham and Bournemouth, as well as Seattle Sounders in America. 

Redknapp went on to become a successful manager in a career spanning over 30 years. 

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Why is he famous? 

‘Arry is best known as a football manager – having been in the hot seat for teams such as Portsmouth, leading them to win the FA Cup in 2008, as well as Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur – who he led to quarter finals of the Champions League. 

He was also linked with the England manager’s position a number of times over the years. 

Redknapp is also known for his personality and numerous quotes over the years. 

Outside of football, he is known for corruption allegations – having been secretly filmed for BBC Panorama. 

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In the episode, which aired in September 2006,  Harry Redknapp is secretly filmed discussing the possibility of buying the Blackburn Rovers captain Andy Todd with agent Peter Harrison, which is illegal under FA rules.

However, the programme merely showed Harrison approaching Redknapp and asking direct questions which Redknapp answered.

In 2012 he stood trial charged with two counts of cheating the public revenue, he was found not guilty on February 8, 2012. 

His son Jamie Redknapp is a pundit on Sky Sports. 

Which clubs has he managed? 

Since becoming a professional manager in 1983, Redknapp has managed the following clubs: 

1983–1992 – AFC Bournemouth

1994–2001 – West Ham United

2002–2004 – Portsmouth

2004–2005 – Southampton

2005–2008 – Portsmouth

2008–2012 – Tottenham Hotspur

2012–2015 – Queens Park Rangers

2016 – Jordan

2017 – Birmingham City

He is currently is an adviser to Central Coast Mariners and a director at Southern Football League club Wimborne Town.