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Jamie for future Pompey role?

Over the weekend many of you might have noticed and article that Jamie Redknapp wrote about his dad Harry Redknapp for the Daily Mail?

I had not until linvoyforengland brought it to our attention in the forum - here.

Anyway, it makes very good reading and although I held Jamie Redknapp in quite high regard before this, I held him in an even higher regard having read it through, it really was a cracking article.

I have always been quite vocal on the thought that I believe he could one day take up a role on the coaching team with Pompey, clearly I am delighted with the work that Tony Adams is doing, but it is no secret that he is looking for a challenge of his own, so this could prove his last season with us - although at the same time if he decides to stay for 'one more year' this would not surprise me...

Jamie Redknapp has always said that he is happy with his work in the media - so he should be as he knows what he is talking about and talks a good and honest talk, which in fairness he did even when he was still a player. But he has also said on more than one occasion that he would like to get into the coaching or management side of the game at some point.

Part of Harry Redknapp's role in his new contract is to find and groom his replacement, as much as Adams would be a cracking replacement and I would want this, he is not going to wait another 3 or 4 years is he so I do think that Jamie Redknapp could be the fella that he does groom to take over...

They have worked together as manager and player at two clubs, so a father and son management double act at Pompey is not something that might sound as unrealistic as it might have, there would be no 'back stabbing' as they are family, both have a great knowledge of the game and I do feel that Jamie Redknapp could be a fantastic manager.

The thing that made it more likely for me was the way he rounded off his article: 'I might even end up working with my dad one day. I'd like that, but, right now, he seems to be doing pretty well by himself. Just don't ask me to talk about it again'...

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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 12 2007

Time: 1:22PM

Your Comments

Would you really welcome that?
BlindJak
I'm not sure I'd welcome it either. if his coaching style is anything like his punditry on Sky, then the police should be called in immediately!
The Rabbi
tbh i would be more than happy if jamie redknapp joined the coaching setup i have to admit... i would be delighted to see adams stay and eventually take over from 'arry but its not gonna happen is it? jamie knows his football and must have learnt a thing or 2 from his old man, not to mention some of the managers he has played under and the star names he has played alongside...
pompeyrug
I agree with rug, i would we really happy to see jamie be our next manager. aslong however if harry is involved!
PompeyGleamer
fully agree with rug and gleamer. when harry does leave, jamie could make a good replacement, and it would probably mean harry remained in close contact with the club, to be called upon in hard times.
pompeycarpet
I'm not so sure myself - I can't see that Jamie has ever shown much inclination to coach or manage. Its also several years away and probably too soon to predict who it could be. Perhaps Sol or Jamo?
tracyc
jamo will still be playing by 2012, and beond...i doubt it will be him - but sol could do, or tony adams may even have a go at managing another club, then come back to pompey.
pompeycarpet
Jamie would be a carbon copy of Harry with a Mourinho style coolness on the exterior. I'd definitely be happy with Jamie taking over. One thing I found very heartening from the Daily Mail article was Jamie reporting of Harry & Sasha's fantastic relationship.
stillthewhizz
sol did comment on wanting to become a manager a while back, cant see it myself, tony perhaps? if hes doing well when harry retures that I would like to see him back
PompeyGleamer
o, and kevin bond isnt doin to badly at bournemouth! : )
PompeyGleamer
i guess there could be the chance of adams going but then returning - but cannot see it myself... my understanding is that 'arry has to groom the person to take over from him, so i would expect this person to be working alongside him at the point he leaves - not to have worked alongside him, gone off somewhere else then come back...
pompeyrug
stillthewhizz, i agree with you mate on your thoughts on what jamie could be, also like the point you make about the relationship between 'arry and sasha - it does always seem good and he has complete faith in him, so whoever does eventually take over from 'arry if they have 'arry's backing they will have his too wont they.
pompeyrug
sacha is the perfect owner - he (his dad?) has plenty of money, he is willing to spend, he loves (aparantly...which is good enough for me) the club, he gets on with the manager - you would struggle to find a better owner. And more to the point, if you look at stadiums being planned, they are all profit minded. the emirates, an expanded white hear lane, a new upton park, a new anfield, a new goodison - only ours is being planned on looking great.
pompeycarpet
Umm Jamie Redknapp as the new 'arry, Like others have said it might be a good think but I wouldn't rule out Adams too quickly, he said 'one season only' it's now too and no talk of what lies elsewhere anymore. Gleamer also mentioned Kevin Bond and that's a good shout too considering his Bournemouth and Pompey connections... How about a dark horse.... to tie the Bournemouth Pompey and Spurs connection together ... Darren Anderton (Working with Jamie) ... now there's a thought ...
Chix
kevin bond is a no go for me tbh, but the anderton thought could be an interesting... i wouldnt be surprised to see adams stay for another season - after this - but im not so sure he will hang around for another 3, maybe more?
pompeyrug
i like tny, alot. I think taht he is a perfect candidate to carry on from harry, its just whether he wants to wait around for another 5 years.
PompeyGleamer
 

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