'I’ll do the job for nothing' - Harry Redknapp offers services to Portsmouth but there's a catch

Harry Redknapp has quipped he’s ready to step in as caretaker manager at Pompey – but only after the Cheltenham Festival is over.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:24 am

The Blues are searching for a new boss after parting company with Kenny Jackett on Sunday.

Pompey have already made contact with Danny Cowley, Daniel Stendel, Neil Harris and Matt Taylor over potentially taking charge for the remainder of the season – although a longer-term deal with the former two would be preferred.

With the Blues being approached by strong candidates who’d be willing to take charge at the end of the campaign, chief executive Mark Catlin has a dilemma on his hands.

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Redknapp’s been mentioned by some supporters as someone who could hold the reins with 13 matches remaining.

Speaking to talkSPORT, the man who led Pompey to the top flight in 2003 and FA Cup glory five years laters says he’s ready for a third spell at Fratton Park.

In fact, he joked he will even work for free after the Cheltenham Festival finishes on Friday.

He said: ‘I’m ready – I’m getting bored!

Harry Redknapp celebrates Pompey's FA Cup win in 2008 during the open-top bus parade around the city. Picture: Joe Pepler/ Portsmouth FC

‘I’ll walk up there tomorrow for nothing. I’ll do the job for nothing.

‘It’ll keep me busy and get me out of the house… anything! Although I can’t do it until Cheltenham is over!’

The former midfielder, who won The News/ Sports Mail Player of the Season crown during his sole season at Fratton Park in 2009-10, reiterated that sentiment.

He said: ‘I’m not sure what they’re thinking and what their plan is.

‘I’d love to be involved with the club in some capacity. I’ve always said that. We’ll see who goes in there.’

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