Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp appointed as assistant coach at Championship club

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Harry Redknapp has accepted a role to become an assistant to Jonathan Woodgate at Bournemouth, according to talkSPORT.

Redknapp took over at Tottenham just after the start of the 2008/09 season and went on to have a lot of success during the three and a half years he spent at White Hart Lane, guiding the Lilywhites to two top-four finishes in his three full seasons in charge.

Woodgate was already at Spurs when Redknapp arrived and was a key player for the 73-year-old in his first season at the club before injury problems took their toll on the central defender.

The former Spurs star was appointed as caretaker boss at Bournemouth at the start of the month after the Championship club parted ways with Jason Tindall.

Redknapp, who managed the Cherries from 1983 to 1992, has now revealed that Woodgate has asked him to help him out at the South Coast.

Redknapp is quoted by talkSPORT as saying: “Jonathan Woodgate played under me at Spurs and he’s a great lad.

“He asked me to come in for a few days and watch them train and just to be around the place for a few days – helped me keep my eye on things for him.”

Spurs Web Opinion

Harry Redknapp’s time at Spurs is among my fondest memories as a Spurs fan, particularly the 2009/10 season when we qualified for the Champions League for the first time.

While injury problems prevented Woodgate from fulfilling his potential at Tottenham, fans will always remember him fondly for his winning goal in the 2008 League Cup final. We at Spurs Web would like to wish Woodgate and Redknapp the best at Bournemouth.

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