Harry Redknapp shares interest in taking Premier League job
By Matt Farr
Former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp could be interested in taking over at Premier League strugglers Swansea.
The Swans are looking for a new manager for the second time this season after sacking Bob Bradley on Tuesday, Redknapp labelled the position an “interesting challenge’.
Bradley had only been in charge at the Liberty Stadium for 85 days, having replaced Francesco Guidolin in October. However, the American endured a torrid time in Wales and picked up just two wins in his 11 games.
The 4-1 defeat at the hands of West Ham on Monday was the final straw for Swansea, who are four points off safety in 19th place.
Redknapp told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast on talkSPORT: “It sounds interesting – it sounds a challenge. Swansea are a good club and it would be a tough challenge, but a good challenge.
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“It’s a great club – where they’ve come from and what they’ve done, and the atmosphere there is absolutely fantastic.
“It’s a tough job for someone but it’s not an impossible one – I still think they’ve got a chance of staying up.
“I’ve not heard anything. I’ve had no approach from anybody. But it’s a good club and if the opportunity and the challenge came up it would be one that would be interesting.”
A host of high-profile names have already been linked with the vacant managerial post, including Welsh duo Ryan Giggs and Chris Coleman. However, Harry Redknapp has also emerged as a potential candidate, and has a proven track record of saving clubs from the drop.
Whilst in charge at Portsmouth, Redknapp saved the club from relegation on three occasions – achieving a best league finish of 13th in his first Premier League campaign with the club.
Meanwhile, Redknapp also saved Tottenham from a shock relegation in 2008, turning around Juande Ramos’ sinking ship.
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