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Redknapp recently turned down a big job offer?

The Daily Star is today quoting Harry Redknapp as saying he has turned down a bigger job than Newcastle this season... and apparently since their approach earlier in the year: 'Newcastle was a terrific job and maybe this sounds like a lack of ambition, but I didn't want to be away from my wife.

'It didn't appeal to me to be stuck up in a flat and coming back down at weekends.

'If I didn't like her I probably would have gone. Listen, I have turned down a bigger job than Newcastle this season.

'Only a few weeks ago, I said no because of similar reasons and, also, I don't want to walk away from here again.'

I think that those quotes have all come from a longer interview Redknapp gave elsewhere about his past, present and future so they have been chopped to suit specific media outlets.

It is tough to know who this 'mystery club' could be, so far be it from me to try and speculate on who it could be, or add to a 'frenzy' that might build up.

It is a strange time for this to come out, but maybe off the back of the reaction he and some of the players were given at the weekend it was possibly felt it was needed to make some people start to think again? And we certainly do need him here no matter what anyone might think - well that is what I think anyway...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 14 2008

Time: 4:36PM

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If he said it, what a stupid quote to make.
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14/05/2008 17:06:00

Typical Harry. Love the guy but sometimes don't you wish he'd keep schtum? It's like he wants us all to tell him how much we love him; we do Harry, WE REALLY DO, but please focus on winning the cup, OK? Also, why, when he turned Newcastle down because he didn't want to move north, would another club believe they could succeed where Newcastle failed?
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14/05/2008 17:11:00

I turned down a big job recently for similar reasons; do I go around telling everyone, including my current employer. No I don't
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14/05/2008 17:12:00

as said in fairness i believe that the quotes formed a larger more indepth interview he had recently given, the quotes papers give are what they want to give...
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14/05/2008 17:13:00

i turned down joining man u because they were too far up north...sir alex really wanted me, but i just had to say no.
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14/05/2008 17:26:00

you to as well carpet? i even went to the training ground, but gravy on chips is a no no for me
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14/05/2008 18:03:00

i dont want to start any rumours but our cleaner told me it was Man City
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14/05/2008 18:04:00

I've also heard rumours of Tottenham. Are they bigger than Newcastle? Are Man City?
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14/05/2008 18:38:00

But you would not have to move to Manage Spuds if you lived just off the M3. I would not say that Man City are bigger than Newcastle really, the only team I can think of is Liverpool, but Haryy at Liverpool??????????? Nah forget that thought
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14/05/2008 19:14:00

Just turned down real madrid as spain is too hot !!! lol
stfc ballboy
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14/05/2008 20:13:00

Rug I think your wright old quotes from the Newcastle time so whoever he turned down it must have been last year.
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14/05/2008 20:28:00

My initial thoughts were Man City but that would be suicide. Chelsea at a push, ith Avram going uipstairs but I doubt it. Barcelona are on the look out but so are Mansfield!
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14/05/2008 21:29:00

Latest report supposed to be from Harry is that win or lose he is retiring after the cup final. If this is true then he doesn't give a toss what his present employer says. As I have been telling you all since last year that this would be Harry's last season with Pompey for one reason or another and more recently I have said he will retire, I think there is merit in this report. Only this week I pointed out that Sasha in his statement said "the manager" and never mentioned Harry by name. Just maybe I have been right all along and those who thought I was nuts will have to rethink.
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15/05/2008 07:03:00

Just seen that in today's Telegraph too. Says he's had enough of the treatment he received from the police during investigation and the effect it had on Sandra. The was also a full page interview in either the DT or the Times at the weekend with Tony Adams, where Tone said he would be a number one next season somewhere.
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15/05/2008 09:11:00

Strong denials by Storrie and Harry about HR retiring. That is usually a good sign it is true and he will retire-where there's smoke there's fire.
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15/05/2008 11:13:00


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