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."