The former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has said that he would be delighted at the opportunity to manage an MLS team. The former Portsmouth and Tottenham manager is currently out of work after leaving Tottenham by mutual consent at the end of the season.
He has had an extraordinary spell with Tottenham over the last three seasons when he has managed to guide the team to the fourth place finish twice. Due to the fact that he is coming to the end of his managerial career, he has said that he will be open to the possibility of managing a MLS team. Harry Redknapp has been linked with the managerial job at the New York Red Bulls.
Due to the poor performances of the current manager Hans Backe, it is thought that the club will be open to the possibility of searching for a replacement. They have identified the former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp as the ideal candidate. So far, only players at the end of their careers have been moving to the MLS. If Harry Redknapp does sign up to manage New York red Bulls, then it would be the first time a major coach has joined an MLS team showing the improvement in the league.
“Out of respect, Harry wouldn’t express an interest in any position while someone else is currently in the job,” said a close source in an interview to a British tabloid. The New York Red Bulls currently have the star names in the form of the former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry and the former Everton midfielder Tim Cahill. It is also rumoured that they will be looking to sign the Brazilian midfielder Kaka in the January transfer window. It is expected that Harry Redknapp would be offered around £ 2 million per season in order to manage New York Red Bulls.