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Former Birmingham boss reveals surprising way he wants to return to football



Speaking on BT Sport’s Score, and reported by the Bristol Post, Harry Redknapp has admitted that he would like to help out his local club, Yeovil Town, whilst out of work.

Redknapp’s most recent spell in management came with Birmingham City in the Sky Bet Championship, where despite helping the Blue survive relegation last season and recruiting enormous amounts of players over the summer, he was sacked.

The 70-year-old was relieved of the duties last month, after Birmingham slipped into the relegation zone following a run of five consecutive Championship defeats.

Looking at the next step in his career, Redknapp revealed that he would be open to working for free, helping out League Two outfit, Yeovil Town.

The former Tottenham and West Ham United manager said: “What I wouldn’t mind doing is going in with a young manager somewhere and going in a couple of days a week to help out.

“Up the road from me at Yeovil, if the young manager there rang me, I don’t want any money for it, I’d go in and do a couple of days with him, and just see if I can help. Darren Way, smashing lad.”

Yeovil are currently struggling to find any consistency in League Two, with Way’s side sat 17th in the table with just 12 points from their opening 11 fixtures of the season.

Last Saturday saw Yeovil surrender their unbeaten home start, when Sean Murray’s goal for Colchester United secured a 1-0 victory.

The Glovers now return to League Two action this weekend when they face a testing trip to Newport County, who themselves are looking to break into the play-off places.

The Verdict

Redknapp is coming towards the end of his career in management, and his job at Birmingham could have been his last.

However, the 70-year-old still appears to have a great love for the game, and moving to help younger coaches would be an impressive step for the former Birmingham boss to take.

Yeovil are struggling in League Two, and if they have any ambitions of making it out of the division, recruiting Redknapp might not be a bad step to take.

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