Henry James "Harry" Redknapp (born 2 March 1947) is a former English footballer who is currently manager of Queens Park Rangers. He has enjoyed a long career in football management starting in 1983 with Bournemouth. He was the manager of Tottenham Hotspur until he was dismissed in June 2012.
He previously managed Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth (twice) and Southampton. While in his second spell at Portsmouth, he managed the side that won the 2008 FA Cup. At the conclusion of the 2009–10 season he guided Tottenham into the UEFA Champions League for the very first time. Redknapp subsequently oversaw Spurs' progress to the last 16 of that tournament when defeating German side Werder Bremen at home. They were the only new club to have qualified for the next stage of the competition and went on to top their group ahead of holders Inter Milan, before defeating AC Milan over two legs to reach the quarter-finals.
His son, Jamie Redknapp, played under him at Bournemouth and Southampton. He is also uncle to Chelsea player Frank Lampard, who played under him at West Ham United.
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