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Harry Redknapp could be offered return to management as next Nigeria boss

Posted On Sunday, 24 May 2020 20:36 Written by Mirror.co.uk
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Nigeria could be about to offer Harry Redknapp a route back into management as the Super Eagles consider their options

Harry Redknapp is being considered as the next manager of Nigeria.

Current Super Eagles coach Gernot Rohr sees his contract expire at the end of the month and there is serious doubt over the German's future.

It has led the Nigerian hierarchy to review their options meaning Redknapp could be set for a return to management.

A Super Eagles source told the Star : “The feeling is Harry Redknapp will be coming to manage Nigeria soon.’’

The African nation and the former Tottenham boss have previously held discussions about the role.

That was back in 2016 but negotiations broke down, however they are confident of completing a deal this time round.

Harry Redknapp could be about to return to management (Image: Getty)

The vast majority of Nigeria's players ply their trade in Europe and are well known.

Friendlies are also held in London on a regular basis given the amount of Nigerians playing in the Premier League which could prove advantageous in discussions.

Redknapp has never tried his hand at international management despite being heavily linked with the England job back in 2012.

He was favourite to replace Fabio Capello who had resigned just months before that summer's European Championships.

Nigeria came third in last year's Africa Cup of Nations (Image: REUTERS)

The FA ultimately opted for Roy Hodgson despite Redknapp guiding Tottenham to the Champions League quarter-finals 12 months earlier.

His hugely successful spell in north London came to an end in 2012.

Since then he has taken charge of QPR and Birmingham - helping the former achieve promotion from the second tier back in 2014.

His last job was at St Andrews but he was shown the door in September 2017 and subsequently said there was "every chance" it was his final job in football.

During his career Redknapp has also led Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth and Southampton.


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