'Every chance' Birmingham job was my last - Redknapp

From BBC - September 17, 2017

Harry Redknapp says there is "every chance" his managerial career is over after he was sacked by Birmingham.

The 70-year-old former Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham and QPR boss left the Blues after 13 matches as manager.

They are one place off the bottom of the Championship table after six successive defeats.

"I doubt very much whether it will happen again now," Redknapp told BBC Radio 5 live's Sportsweek programme.

"I am a realist. If I could help someone somewhere, help a young manager, I'd love that. I did it at Derby with Darren Wassall and had a great time."

Redknapp took charge at Birmingham in April and they won their last two matches of the season to avoid relegation on the final day.

But he was dismissed after Saturday's 3-1 home defeat by Preston North End.

Redknapp said: "They have got a squad that is probably as good as they have had for a long time. I still feel they are capable of challenging for the play-offs.

"I genuinely believe they have seven forward players who are as good as any in the Championship, who unfortunately have not been playing because of injury.

"They are going to be fantastic players, Premier League players for sure, hopefully with Birmingham one day."

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