Milan Mandaric tells of sensational Portsmouth return bid with Harry Redknapp

Milan Mandaric has revealed he considered a sensational Pompey return with Harry Redknapp.

Saturday, 16th November 2019, 12:15 pm
Updated Sunday, 17th November 2019, 5:21 pm
Milan Mandaric and Harry Redknapp

The former Blues owner weighed up making a second bid for the club he guided to the Premier League in a memorable seven-year period at the helm.

The idea was aired by Redknapp three years ago during the club’s period of community ownership.

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Harry Redknapp and Milan Mandaric

But in the end the move never got off the ground and Michael Eisner completed his takeover 12 months later.

Mandaric said: ‘Yes, it got mentioned and Harry did ask me about coming back more than once.

‘He said he felt there was a chance to come back to Portsmouth and take the club over again.

‘It was a nice idea and a nice thought and I had some commitments already, but it could’ve happened.

‘In the end it never moved forward but we did have that conversation a couple of times.

‘I think the main problem would’ve been getting him out of the jungle!’