Harry Redknapp unlikely to return as Jordan boss but grateful for opportunity

first_img1 Harry Redknapp is willing to act as an advisor for Jordan but is unlikely to return as boss. The former Tottenham manager’s two-game deal finished after a 5-1 defeat in Australia on Tuesday ended Jordan’s chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup. They missed out on reaching the next stage of the Asian section by a point despite an 8-0 win over Bangladesh in Redknapp’s first game last week. Redknapp, who was initially appointed by president of the Jordan FA Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, was open to extending his stay if they had progressed but still wants to help even if he is not manager. He said: “I would help them, the Prince or anyone, free of charge. I would meet them in London, have a chat and if they want me to do anything any time then I’m only too pleased to do it.“I would do a little bit of stuff if they wanted me to. If I could help in any way then I would give my time because they were fantastic people. I don’t know what full-time (manager) would be but I couldn’t go and live away. I would like to see them get one of their own lads in.“I would have loved to have qualified for the Prince and all the people there. It was a great experience for me, something I’ll never forget and something I’ll treasure for the rest of my life.” Redknapp, also an advisor at Derby, was joined by long-time assistant Kevin Bond and conceded Tuesday’s game in Sydney was a step too far for Jordan.The ex-QPR boss said: “They were on a different level to us. Australia drew 2-2 with Germany, the world champions, and go to play England in a few weeks. “Our lads are great lads but their set-up is on another level. There’s always a gulf, that’s football. “But they were special people. All of the coaching staff stayed up (after the game). They wouldn’t go to bed because our flight was at 6:30 in the morning. They sat with us in the hotel until we left for the airport, even though they were tired.”READ HERE – Harry Redknapp on Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast: ‘Mauricio Pochettino to Manchester United? Why would he want to leave Tottenham?’ Harry Redknapp agreed to take charge of Jordan’s final two Group B World Cup qualifiers last_img read more