Harry
Redknapp.

Harry Redknapp is one of the most prolific names in Football. Harry started his career as a playing in the Tottenham youth team until the age of 15 when he moved to West Ham United where he broke into the first team in the 1965/66 season. He made his debut for West Ham in a 1 – 1 draw with Sunderland and scored his first goal against his previous team, Tottenham in a 4 – 1 win. Harry went on to make over 170 appearances for West Ham before moving to Bournemouth in 1972.

After four years with Bournemouth, making over 100 appearances Harry moved to the States to join MLS side Seattle Sounders as a player coach. In his first season Redknapp made 15 appearances as they reached the Playoffs.

The Early
years.

At the beginning of the 1982/83 season Redknapp took up his first major coaching role in the UK as assistant manager to David Webb at Bournemouth. In late 1983 Harry was handed the managers role. In his first season in charge, Redknapp helped Bournemouth escape relegation as well as causing an upset after beating Manchest United 2 – 0 in the FA Cup third round. In the 1986/87 season, Bournemouth won the Third Division title by gaining a club record 97 points.

In 1994 Harry was appointed as manager of West Ham United where he helped to establish the club in the Premier League and introduced a number of young players from the clubs academy such as Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard, Joe Cole and Michael Carrick. West Ham went on to finish fifth in the 1998/99 season and qualified for the Intertoto Cup which they went on to win.

Harry then went on to manage Portsmouth in March 2002, where he managed the club to win the Division one title and gained promotion to the Premier League replacing his former club, West Ham. Redknapp briefly left Portsmouth to become manager of Southampton before returning to manage Portsmouth within a year.

 

Saving
the club.

After saving the club from relegation, they went on the finish ninth in the following season, the clubs highest finish for over 50 years. On the 17th May 2008 Harry led Portsmouth to lift the FA Cup with a 1 – 0 win over Cardiff, in their first FA Cup final for 69 years.

Following the sacking of Juande Ramos, Harry took over as the new manager of Tottenham Hotspur in October 2008. In his first four games Spurs won 10 out of 12 available points, beating Bolton, Liverpool, Manchester City and drawing 4 – 4 with North London Rivals, Arsenal. In 2009/10, his first full season in charge, Redkanpp guided Spurs to their most successful season to date. They finished Fourth and gained qualification for the Champions league. As a result Harry went on receive the Premier League Manager of the year award. He then led spurs to the Champions League quarter finals where they were knocked out by Real Madrid.

In November 2012, Harry was appointed as the manager of Queens Park Rangers. Since resigning as QPR manager in February 2015, Harry has had short managerial stints at Jordan and Birmingham City.