Harry Redknapp takes up advisory role with Yeovil Town

Jack Kitson by Jack Kitson / 04 October 2017, 10:51

Harry Redknapp is back in work with Yeovil Town, just over two weeks after losing his job at Birmingham City.

The veteran gaffer, 70, was sent packing after just 13 games following a six game losing streak which left the Blues struggling towards the foot of the Championship.

Last season Redknapp saved the Midlands outfit from the dreaded drop down to League One, but a poor start to the current campaign cost him his job, despite bringing in a host of players during the summer transfer window.

But, after the briefest of breaks Redknapp is now set to team up with Yeovil boss Darren Way, in an advisory role with the League Two club.

Way has been in charge of the Glovers since December 2015, finishing 19th in 2015/16 and 20th last season. The 37-year-old is now keen to link up with the experienced Redknapp, whose first job in management came in 1983 (Bournemouth) when Way was only three years old:

“Harry has been in the game a long time and is someone I highly respect for all the experience he’s gained and achievements he’s accomplished.

“I’m still starting my journey in management and feel the opportunity to bring in someone like Harry to offer advice and pass on his knowledge is a no-brainer.

“There’s no pressure or long-term commitment from either side, but I’m looking forward to having Harry at Huish Park and we welcome him to the club.”

(Yeovil Website)

Yeovil are currently 17th in the fourth-tier with 12 points from their opening 11 matches, however they’ve only picked up one win from their last seven league games. The Somerset side face Newport on Saturday looking to record back-to-back away league wins for the first time since early 2016.

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