Whoever makes it on to the plane for Kazan this week won’t be joined by their manager as Harry Redknapp will be dealing with what was first referred to as ‘unexplained medical problem’ as opposed to making the journey himself.
The official statement on the club website reads: “Harry Redknapp is due to undergo a medical procedure tomorrow morning and will therefore not travel with the squad.”
This means that Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond will be in charge on the night and a young side is likely to be out on the pitch in front of them.
Harry has often voiced his annoyance at the Europa League so this seems a good a time as any to sort it out. Breaking news today however has expanded on the club’s statement and told us that the manager is undergoing minor heart surgery so Messrs Bond and Jordan could conceivably take up the reigns for longer than one game.
In the meantime we wish Harry well and look forward to seeing him back on the bench very soon.