Sam Sacked, Harry's off?
The key part of it, however, is that Allardyce - the manager that took lowly Bolton to Europe - has been sacked by Newcastle - and Harry Redknapp is the favourite. Now, I'm not really into Newcastle United - so the first I knew that our precious manager could be going was when "sweetleftfoot" came on this site, pronouncing Harry was evens to take the job.
So, what would Harry get if he joined Newcastle?
Well, there would be great expectations, great amounts of cash, and some great fans. Well, I say great - but really its great numbers of very vocal, not particularly subtle fans that have no patience at all. Maybe I'm being a little harsh, but it has to be said, that they have given one of the best manages in the premiership absolutely no time to put his mark on the side. Particularly not given his poor luck (or judgment) in binging in defenders.
Whereas, on the other hand, he could stay at Happy Pompey. Here, he would have smaller - but growing - numbers of fans, great expectations, and a squad he has built up himself over the last god knows how many years (well, excluding the Perrin days). He lives down here, and he is nearing the end of his career. Would he WANT to start again?
Well, obviously, I very much doubt it, but this is unfortunately not what the press think. And it's the press that write the headlines (not this one) - and the bookmakers who are paid to get this sort of thing right.
Incidentally, a quick look at Newcastle Fans sites, shows that they do NOT want to have Harry as there next manager, preferring the likes of Jose (unlikely-impossible), Shearer (unlikely) or Lippi (very unlikely). Looks like we could be seeing McClown back in a job sooner than expected?
Written by pompeycarpet.
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