Harry Redknapp

Henry James "Harry" Redknapp is an English former footballer who has had a long career in football management. He is currently the manager of Tottenham Hotspur, a club in the English Premier League. Redknapp began his playing career at West Ham United as a 17-year-old in 1964 and went on to make 149 appearances, scoring eight goals. In 1972, he transferred to Bournemouth, where he spent four years playing 101 games. Redknapp’s first major coaching role was as assistant manager at Bournemouth where he soon took over the manager’s position. When he took over Tottenham in 2008 the team had only two points from the first eight games in the league but in his first two weeks in charge he took the club out of the relegation zone, winning ten out of the twelve points available. In May 2010 Tottenham beat Manchester City, thus confirming they would at least reach the Champions League qualifying play-off. This is the club's first chance at top-flight European football since their qualification via league placing in the 1990–91 season. On 7 May 2010 Harry Redknapp was announced as the 2010 Premier League Manager of the Year.