By Harry Redknapp

'From kicking a ball as a child lower than the road lamps of Poplar and status on Highbury's North financial institution with my dad, to my first online game at West Ham, i used to be born madly in love with soccer. It kept me, and 50 years on that hasn't replaced one bit - i might be misplaced with no it.' Harry is the chief who has obvious all of it - from from a dark 70s Portakabin at Oxford urban and coaching pitches with bushes within the heart to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking up genuine Madrid within the Champions League. together with his a lot enjoyed, no-nonsense supply, Harry brings us a narrative full of ardour and humour that takes you correct inside of each drama of his profession. Harry ultimately tells the whole tale of the entire arguable ups and downs - the soreness and heartache of his court docket case, the britain activity, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and never forgetting his years at West Ham or the demanding situations at his present membership QPR. it is the epic trip of 1 of the good managers and, alongside the way in which, the tale of the British online game itself over the past 5 a long time. In an period now ruled by means of overseas coaches Harry is the final of an old style breed of English soccer guy - one that has controlled to maneuver with the days and constantly pop out struggling with.

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'From kicking a ball as a child less than the road lamps of Poplar and status on Highbury's North financial institution with my dad, to my first online game at West Ham, i used to be born madly in love with soccer. It stored me, and 50 years on that hasn't replaced one bit - i might be misplaced with no it. ' Harry is the chief who has noticeable all of it - from from a depressing 70s Portakabin at Oxford urban and coaching pitches with timber within the heart to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking up actual Madrid within the Champions League.

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But I pushed him to tell me the dark side, the downside. Wouldn’t you have done the same, in my position? ’ I had heard people speculating I might only receive a fine, but he pulled no punches. ‘You won’t be found guilty,’ he said. ‘It isn’t going to happen. ’ Suddenly, I felt very frightened. That was a long sentence, a proper villain’s sentence. And his words hung over me, every day, as I prepared for court. I kept telling myself that Kelsey, the cleverest man I had ever met, the best in the business I had been told, was convinced I would be all right.

Our meeting went like clockwork. I was in there five minutes at most. The last thing Mr Cusdin said was that I would need a security password for the account, if I ever rang up. It could be a name or a number, he explained. I can never remember numbers, so I went for a name. I gave the account the name of my dog, the lovely Rosie, and the year of my birth: Rosie47. I walked out of the bank and back to Sandra and I had nothing: no books, no papers, only what was in my memory. Rosie47. There wasn’t even any money in the account at that time.

I remember lying in bed wondering about my cellmate again. So many thoughts swirled around my head. What if he’s a lunatic? I’m not used to being around people like that. How am I going to cope? And how’s Sandra going to get by? Kelsey said between two and three years. He knows, he isn’t silly. He’s the expert. It’s his business. But he said it isn’t going to happen. He said it won’t happen to me. But it could happen. He admitted that. Two or three years, he said. Round and round like that I went, round in circles until morning came.

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