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  • Published: 10 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781407060736
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

Always Managing

My Autobiography




The revealing, warts-and-all story of one of the Premiership's most popular and successful managers

Harry Redknapp is without doubt one of the most charismatic, well-respected managers in the Premiership - admired by home and rival supporters alike. Time and again, he has worked wonders with limited budgets, motivating his players to heights no one thought possible. In a footballing era increasingly dominated by foreign coaches and overpaid prima donnas, he is perhaps one of a dying breed - an old-fashioned Englishman for whom the beautiful game is about passion and commitment.

Having enjoyed a long and successful playing career at West Ham, playing alongside such footballing greats as Bobby Moore and Frank Lampard Snr, it is Redknapp's managerial career that has truly made his name. Appointed manager of Bournemouth - an emergency appointment by a club convinced they were heading for the Fourth Division - Redknapp turned around their fortunes and quickly became one of the most popular managers in their history. From there, he went to his beloved West Ham, transforming the club from relegation fodder to contenders for a European place, and helping to nurture such young British talent as Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Frank Lampard and Michael Carrick. Next came Portsmouth, where he dramatically led them to the First Division title in his first full season in charge. After a highly controversial switch to local rivals Southampton, he returned to lead them to a seemingly impossible last-gasp escape from Premiership relegation. It is feats such as this that have earned him the well-deserved moniker 'Harry Houdini' - a nickname he continues to live up to.

His has been a rollercoaster career - full of colour, incident and controversy. Wherever he has been, Redknapp has worked his magic. Straight-talking and candid, this is the remarkable story of a remarkable manager.

  • Pub date: 10 October 2013
  • ISBN: 9781407060736
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 432

About the Author

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp was born in 1947 in Poplar, East London. After starting out as a trainee at Tottenham, he signed for West Ham and played for them between 1965 and 1972. He also played for Bournemouth and the Seattle Sounders before injury took him into management and coaching. He has managed at Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth (twice), Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR. He won the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008 and took Spurs into the Champions League in 2010. He has written two bestselling books – his autobiography Always Managing, which was number one in the Sunday Times – and his history of the game in A Man Walks On To a Pitch. He is married to Sandra and has two sons, Mark and Jamie (who played for Liverpool, Tottenham and England). He is also uncle to Frank Lampard. He has two bulldogs called Rosie and Buster.

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Praise for Always Managing

“Stunning... the book all of football is talking about'”

Daily Mail

“Redknapp's Opus. A top, top, terrific read”

Colin Murray, Metro

“Explosive”

Mail on Sunday

“There isn't an English-born football fan who will buy his book and not enjoy it”

The Sunday Times

“A cracking read… the go-to present for anyone with even a passing interest in football… I sat and read this from cover to cover in one long sitting. It’s funny, it’s entertaining, it’s perfectly paced.”

Irish Mirror


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