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Ex-West Ham and Spurs boss named Jordan manager

Harry Redknapp has been named manager of Jordan for their next two World Cup qualifying matches.

The 69-year-old former Tottenham and West Ham boss will take charge of the March 24 clash with Bangladesh and the March 29 contest with Australia.

Jordan currently trail Australia by two points in Group B in the second of three phases of Asian qualifying for the 2018 World Cup finals in Russia.

Harry Redknapp will be in charge for two games. Credit: PA

Prince Ali Al Hussein, Jordan Football Association president and former Fifa presidential candidate, said: "I'm very proud to be able to announce Harry's appointment to our national side.

"He is a world class manager with an internationally recognised record at the highest level.

"This is a fantastic step for the national game in Jordan. There are some important fixtures coming up for football in this country and we are confident Harry is the man to help us succeed in qualifying and take us to the next level."

China is 'the place to go' says former Spurs manager

Would Redknapp take a job in China? Credit: PA

The vast sums of money being spent in the Chinese Super League hasn't gone unnoticed by Harry Redknapp.

After Jiangsu Suning secured the £25m signing of Ramires from Chelsea last week, they again smashed the Asian transfer record yesterday by securing a £38.4m deal for Liverpool target Alex Teixeira.

And Redknapp believes the enormous amount of money on offer to players in China makes it the ideal place for a footballer to move.

Posting on his Twitter account this afternoon, he said: "Another one off to China then, seems to be the place to go. Stacks of money there for players so no surprise they are all going."

Perhaps we'll see the likes of Shandong Luneng Taishan or Chengdu Tiancheng persuading Redknapp to make take his managerial expertise across to the far east.

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Redknapp tips Man United for title if they sign Gareth Bale

Man United can still win the Premier League title this season if they sign Gareth Bale, according to Harry Redknapp.

Redknapp is a big Gareth Bale fan. Credit: Reuters

Bale bagged a hat-trick on Zinedine Zidane's first match as Real Madrid manager on Saturday, with little chance of the Spanish giants allowing him to leave the club this month.

The Wales international played under Redknapp at Spurs where he struggled to impress him as a youngster, and seemed destined to leave before finally breaking into the team.

Redknapp, who has been out of work since leaving QPR in the Premier League relegation zone back in January 2015, told BBC Radio Five Live:

Gareth Bale is in the top four or five players in the world. He is an amazing talent. If Manchester United took him they could come close to winning the title this year. He can make that much difference.

Bale is a match-winner. He scores goals and he can make goals. He could go and get them 16 goals or 17 goals from now until the end of the season if he went on a run and he could turn the club around. He would be an incredible signing.

– Harry Redknapp speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live

Slovenian side decide against hiring Redknapp

NK Olimpija Ljubljana have decided against trying to bring in Harry Redknapp as manager because president Milan Mandaric believes it would be too much of a risk.

The Slovenian league leaders were taken over by the former Portsmouth, Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday owner in the summer and have been without a head coach since Marijan Pusnik's December exit.

Redknapp had been linked with the job. Credit: PA

"We cannot afford the slightest error because there is too much at stake," Mandaric said via the club's official website.

"We need someone for whom the Slovenian football environment is not foreign.

"It would therefore be pointless at this stage to engage experts from Western Europe.

"I know that it has recently been written and spoken about the arrival of my good friend and former colleague at Portsmouth, Harry Redknapp.

"I can assure you that (it will not be him) because we cannot afford too many risks."

Slovenian side Ljubljana want Redknapp as boss

Slovenian league leaders NK Olimpija Ljubljana are trying to tempt Harry Redknapp to become their next head coach - a move made slightly less shocking by the fact Milan Mandaric is owner.

The Slovenian PrvaLiga club were taken over by the former Portsmouth, Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday owner in the summer and have been without a manager since Marijan Pusnik departed a fortnight ago.

Ljubljana want Redknapp as boss. Credit: PA

Redknapp, without a job since leaving QPR in January, is one of the surprise contenders to take the Olimpija hotseat thanks to the relationship struck up with Mandaric during their time at Fratton Park.

Olimpija director Ranko Stojic hopes to have a new manager in place in the coming days and admits there is a chance the 68-year-old could coach at the Stozice Stadium.

"In your newspapers you have already mentioned that Olimpija could get Harry Redknapp, and there are some possibilities for this scenario to really materialise," he told Slovenian newspaper Ekipa.

"Of course, there is no need to say that this is mainly due to the relationship that he has with our president - their relationship is our greatest asset.

"Redknapp also has an offer from the Arab world, but if he doesn't go there he might come to us."

Former Tottenham and Real Madrid boss Juande Ramos has also been linked with the Olimpija post, along with ex-Fulham manager Felix Magath, Ciro Ferrara, Raddy Antic and Christoph Daum.

Harry Redknapp reacts to QPR appointing Hasselbaink

Harry Redknapp has backed Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink to reach the Championship play-offs after he became QPR's new manager today.

Redknapp has wished Hasselbaink all the best. Credit: PA

Redknapp guided the Super Hoops into the play-offs in 2014 when a dramatic Wembley winner from Bobby Zamora sealed promotion to the Premier League.

But QPR were relegated the following season, with Redknapp deserting them midway through the campaign after he was frustrated in the January transfer window.

Posting on his Twitter account earlier this afternoon, Redknapp said:

"Wish Jimmy all the best. QPR’s a good club with good owners. They can still make the play-offs, Charlie’s [Austin] very important."

Hassebaink takes over from Chris Ramsey, who replaced Redknapp last season but couldn't avoid relegation, and was dismissed last month after a poor run of results in the Championship.

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