OnÂ thisÂ day: Harry Redknapp quits as Portsmouth bossÂ
On this day in 2004, Harry Redknapp quit as Pompey manager afterÂ Velimir Zajec was appointedÂ director of football.Â
The boss, who had been in the dugout at Fratton Park since March 2002, walked out on November 24, 2004.Â
Redknapp had previously had a dispute with Pompey ownerÂ Milan MandariÄ‡ over his assistantÂ Jim Smith.
But MandariÄ‡Â decision to appoint Zajec as director of football proved the final straw for RedknappÂ and after guiding Portsmouth to safety in the Premier League in 2003-04 season, he quit as manager.Â
A few weeks after his departure, Redknapp infamously crossed the Solent and became Southampton manager, much to the anger of Pompey fans.Â
Also on this day in 2005, in a curious twist of fate the man who replaced Redknapp as Pompey's full time manager Alain Perrin was sacked.
Exactly a year to the day after Redknapp had walked out.Â
Perrin was named Portsmouth's full time manager in April 2005, taking over from caretakerÂ Velimir Zajec, who had been in charge since Redknapp had left.Â
However after only four months in the job and achieving just four wins in 20 games, leaving Pompey languishing in the relegation zone, the Frenchman was sacked on November 24, 2005.Â