It’s safe to say barely anyone expected to wake up to this morning’s news — Harry Redknapp is back in football management.
The former Tottenham boss has been appointed as the new manager of Championship side Birmingham City after the resignation of Gianfranco Zola last night.
It will be Redknapp’s first job since leaving Jordan (not Joe — the country) last year. Prior to that, he resigned as QPR manager in 2015 after a three-year stint with the London club.
Many Spurs fans still admire what Redknapp achieved at White Hart Lane. Despite failing to win a trophy, the 70-year-old took Tottenham to the quarter-finals of the Champions League and finished in the top four twice.
Others believe Redknapp was lucky to have a number of star players in his Spurs side, including Luka Modric, Gareth Bale and Rafael van der Vaart.
Regardless, almost every Tottenham supporter will have been shocked by this morning’s news. Here’s how Twitter reacted.
Breaking news: Roll down your car windows….Harry Redknapp is the new manager of Birmingham City.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) April 18, 2017
Saw Niko Kranjčar trending and started to get worried.
— Liquid Spurs (@LiquidSpurs) April 18, 2017
Good move all round the Redknapp/Birmingham set up. If he keeps them up a nice fat bonus & a hero. Nothing to lose for either party
— Paul O Keefe (@pokeefe1) April 18, 2017
Harry Redknapp is back managing, that's good enough of a reason for me to post this: https://t.co/FYEGTUqB9U
— Simply (@Simply_Spurs) April 18, 2017
Is this one of those times where the classist nerds try to pretend like Harry Redknapp isn't capable of doing a decent job at Birmingham?
— tehTrunk ❄ (@tehTrunk) April 18, 2017
Harry Redknapp named Birmingham City manager!!!
"Niko, Jermain, Crouchie. It's Harry. We're putting the band back together."
— Spurs Plant (@SpursPlant) April 18, 2017
Spurs fan for 25 years, this is the best team I've seen but it wouldn't have been possible without Harry Redknapp. #bcfc lucky to have him!
— Orrinoco flow (@Orinnoco_Flow) April 18, 2017