Back in the summer there was a point when Harry Redknapp was a very short odds on favourite to take over the Chelsea manager’s job. Before checking the current prices, many may have thought that a similar scenario would happen again but at present, Harry is way off the pace at 40/1 with some bookmakers.

In his press conference today he was asked about the position at Stamford Bridge and had this to say.

“It would be difficult. I wouldn’t be able to come back to north London,” he confirmed. “So no, I will pass on that one.”

“It’s a club you can win a championship at because the owner has spared no expense,” Redknapp added. “He has built the most incredible training ground, and they buy top-level players.

“They have top players so it’s a dream job for someone to go there and make a success of it, whoever they take.

“So many people would love that job and the chance to work at a great club with the backing that the manager gets there.”

Of course, it may also be a little hypocritical to cross London after the Luka Modric affair but maybe the real reason that Harry is such a long shot for Chelsea lies in the England job. Talk about Redknapp for England may have cooled over the last few days but bookmakers are currently offering the Spurs boss at 2/5 to take over the national post with Stuart Pearce the closest challenger at 8/1.




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