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Redknapp eager to secure Premier League return
The 65-year-old was dismissed as Tottenham manager on June 13 after nearly four years in charge.

HARRY REDKNAPP HAS stated his desire to make a return to a managerial role if the ‘right job’ became available.

The 65-year-old was dismissed as Tottenham manager on June 13 after nearly four years in charge, with chairman Daniel Levy understood to be disappointed by the club’s faltering end-of-season form which saw them move from a comfortable third-place position ahead of Arsenal to finishing one point behind their rivals.

Redknapp started the new season without a managerial role for the first time since 2001-02, and revealed his eagerness to get back into the game – but added that his eyes are firmly set on staying within the Premier League.

“England is home to the grandkids and everything else is here – it would be difficult unless it was the right offer (abroad) I really fancied and was a special offer,” he told BBC Radio Five Live.

“Other than that I would look to manage in England in the future.

“I love it, I love the Premier League, I enjoy English football and I enjoy being in England.

“I think I am capable of managing at the very top level so we’ll see what comes up.”

Redknapp’s spell at White Hart Lane was his most high-profile to date, following previous stints at the likes of Portsmouth and West Ham, and guided the club through their first ever Champions League campaign – topping their group and reaching the quarter-finals in the process.

And Redknapp suggests that it would be difficult to step down to managing a team less talented to that of Spurs – seemingly ruling out a role at a club plying their trade below the Premier League.

“I’ve managed good players at Tottenham and at Portsmouth and at West Ham,” he said.

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“I enjoy working with good players to be honest with you.

“When you’ve been working with top players it’s very difficult to work with inferior players.”

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