Sports Gazette

by sports journalism students at St Mary's University, London

In Conversation with Harry Redknapp

Posted on 18 October 2017 by Emily Victoria

Talking to Harry Redknapp is like talking to a mate down the pub – except a mate probably wouldn’t have as much football nous as Redknapp.

Sitting in Redknapp’s local cafe waiting for his arrival felt like I was waiting to meet the Prime Minister or about to sit a horribly long, important exam. My palms were clammy, my heart beat slightly faster than usual and I kept looking over my shoulder in anticpation.

However, when he arrived, all the worry washed away. Redknapp’s warm, relaxed persona had an instant effect and we were soon talking about our families, pets and finally: football.

The cafe was a bit loud for us, so Redknapp took me next door to a restuarant where the interview began, and the video below was the result.

Although it doesn’t include our laugh-out-loud recounts of pet-stories gone wrong, it does talk football. It gets down to the nitty-gritty of Redknapp’s sacking from Birmingham, his career highs and lows and explores the future of English football.