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Harry says 'don't doubt my loyalty!'

He may be refusing to rule out the England job - which is fair enough - but Harry Redknapp has told The News that his loyalty to Pompey should not be questioned, as he has already been approached for other jobs this season and turned them down.

I have heard of some 'fans' claiming that Redknapp's refusal to rule out the England job is showing a lack of loyalty to Pompey and that he would be 'turning his back on the club' should he be offered and accept the England job - which probably will not happen anyway will it?

Redknapp claims that agents claiming to represent other clubs have already approached him this season, but they have been sent packing as he has no desire to leave Pompey - unless England came calling - as why would he: 'I have had a few offers and turned them down. I'm just not interested.

'I am happy at Portsmouth and am just getting on with my job. I do not want to leave here. I want to stay.

'Why should I go anywhere else?

'I am building a good team here and have worked hard to get it where it is, I'm not going to go now.

'I would not want to say who has approached me, I'm not going to start naming names, it's unfair on the clubs involved'.

I have absolutely no problem with Redknapp refusing to rule out the England job as it is fair enough that he would want such a prestigious job, this is something that every Englishman - and several foreigners - aspire to be when they start their managerial careers, why should he be any different?

Anyone that thinks by not ruling this out and openly admitting he would want the England job he is showing a 'lack of loyalty' to Pompey needs their head looking at, and as far as I am concerned they are not real fans anyway, as these are the kinds of 'fans' that still hold a grudge against Redknapp for his momentary loss of faculties a few years back, the kind that are waiting for him to slip up!

Long before Spineless Steve left and the England job was even 'up for grabs' I had firmly believed that we would not see Redknapp ever manage anyone else other than Pompey again, unless the chance to manage England does happen I still firmly believe this.

Should the chance come and he takes the England job I would be devastated, more so than I was when he left first time - and I was inconsolable - but I would not hold it against him in the slightest and would back him all the way, that said I still pray he will not be offered it anyway!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday November 27 2007

Time: 6:11PM

Your Comments

turn your back on your club, or tuen your back on your country? its a tough decision! From where Harry is sitting though, he can farely comftably NOT turn his back on his country, whilst also keeping his job, as peter storrie will not let england make an aproach. could this just be Harry playing games to improve his support? or his he genuinly intrested? or is it a bit of both?
pompeycarpet
It's hard because Harry has done such a good job with us and this is 'Harry's Team' and you cannot deny that if England go for an English manager he is the man for the job. But I've been so impressed by our owner, Sacha, that we could get somebody with real credentials to keep the Pompey train travelling up the Premier league. I'm not saying Harry won't be a loss, I just don't think it will be as bad as it was a few years ago when he drove up the road.
stillthewhizz
Listen guys, I dont want him to go, but if he was offered it, he'd be mad not to try wouldnt he?? We would all love to see Harry succeed wouldnt we? But, i'd be...Happysad, sadhappy, shappyad, dashappy, you get the idea!
pompey4me
Leaving for another club is 1 thing, when your country comes calling, its another matter
paultsmouth
Yes it is paultsmouth! I want him here forever, but if England called, it would be insane for him not to take the chance, and it DOESNT mean he is a traitor, for gods sake! Who is saying that?? to manage your country must be the pinnacle of any managers career! there is a growing calling for him in all the prees tho, isnt there!
pompey4me
as i say i would be devistated if 'arry left, but if england came calling i would not begrudge him taking the job - no one in their right mind would... i cannot believe - well i can - the mass support that he is gathering tho!
pompeyrug
Surely it's got to be every managers dream to manage their international side, you couldn't begrudge him that. Personally, I don't think he's quite what England are looking for but he's not as bad as some of the other names I've heard bandied about
herringthorpe
its got to be hasnt it mate - when they start out the aspire to be the best, and as an englishman it doesnt get much better than being 'england manager' does it.
pompeyrug
Of course he'd have to take it if he got offered it, and I would wish him well. But this is the first time in 50-60 years that this club is in a position to get real sustained success, with this fantastic squad that Harry has built, and I can only see it falling apart if he left. As my loyalties are Pompey first, I don't want him to go. Doesn't mean I wouldn't understand if he did though. And I think he'd be great for England.
tracyc
Sad as it would be for Pompey. How proud would you be if Harry was England boss? In my book, he's the man for the job.... once all this corruption b00cks is cleared up.
NinjaTim
i still hope that 'the special one' does get it, but i feel sure that if 'arry got offered it he would do a crackin' job.
pompeyrug
 

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