Harry Redknapp is a retired professional footballer and more recently a proven manager for a number of huge English clubs. Redknapp made 279 appearances as a player in a career that lasted from 1965 to 1982. He is better known for his expertise as a manager and he helped guide Portsmouth to FA Cup victory in 2008.
As a player, Redknapp’s career started at West Ham United in 1965, he played at the club for 7 years making 149 appearances before moving to Bournemouth in 1972. He would go on to play for Bournemouth during four seasons and made 101 appearances. Redknapp’s went on to play for Brentford before moving to the US to play domestic football over there. Although he had a fantastic career as a player, Redknapp is most known for his expertise as a football manager.
Redknapp’s first, major managerial role came at his former club, Bournemouth where he was announced as the assistant manager. He became the first team coach later that season and in his first full season in charge, he helped guide Bournemouth above the relegation zone and stay in Division 4. In 1987, he managed Bournemouth to Third Division glory as they gained an impressive, club-record 97 points in the season. He then moved to West Ham United where he introduced a number of young English talent into the squad. He brought through players such as Frank Lampard and Rio Ferdinand from the academy into the first team and help establish West Ham as an established FA Premier League side.
After West Ham<.cite>, Redknapp moved to Portsmouth and guided them to the Division One title in the 2002-03 season. He managed to help the club survive in their first season back in the Premier League before he resigned and moved to Southampton. Redknapp eventually moved back to Portsmouth in 2005 but after a few great years with the club, moved to Tottenham.
His most recognisable stint as a manager was for Tottenham. He helped guide the club to the Champions League and was also named the Premier League manager of the year Redknapp is considered a legend at Tottenham and many other clubs, he helped grow Tottenham into a regular Champions League side and his managerial efforts will be forever remembered.
A legend within English Football, Harry Redknapp provides the most humorous and gripping after dinner speeches. His quirky personality and amazing wit make him one of the most sought after football speakers. As well as football, Redknapp also discusses motivation, teamwork and achieving goals.
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When he’s at corporate events, Harry is known to cover the following topics:
- International Football
- Football Management
- Team Motivation
- Overcoming Adversity
- Achieving Goals
- Sporting Success
- Ambition & Goal-Setting
“Harry was simply splendid – Great guy”
Wendi – Managing Director at Morgan Sindall
“The night was a real success Gary ran the evening seamlessly and Harry was great with the punters and a great Speaker who spoke for at least 45 minutes then stayed on for photo’s etc. I have to say Ian Irving was Brilliant and we had lots of good feedback from him also so all good! Thanks for everything!”
Wayne – Commercial Manager, Walsall Football Club Ltd
“He’s done a cracking job for us again onboard and a big hit with the guests”.
Dan – Entertainment Director, Princess cruises