Report: Ex-Spurs manager considering taking ownership of Scottish third-division side

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Dom Le Roy

Former Tottenham Hotspur boss, Harry Redknapp, could be set for a return to football in the near future, but not in a management capacity.

Redknapp was linked with the Nigerian national team job earlier this week (Daily Star) but the 73-year-old laughed off suggestions that he is about to take over as Super Eagles manager (talkSPORT).

The experienced manager admitted in an appearance on the That Peter Crouch Podcast that he was interested in owning a football club in the future, with reports now backing up his ambitions.

The Daily Record now report that Redknapp is considering taking over Scottish side Airdrie, a club based in North Lanarkshire that play in the third division.

The former Spurs man is currently rumoured to be in talks regarding the takeover and is said to be keen on rebranding and growing the club after years of being stuck in the lower divisions.

A source claimed to be privy to the negotiations is quoted as saying: “Harry’s made no secret of his desire to get back involved in the game again and Airdrie are now a serious consideration. It’s an ideal club in many ways and he loves Scotland. It suits him both for football reasons and for the chance to play golf which is a huge thing for him.

“He’s having a look around at various options and Airdrie are a serious option for him, he’s spoken to contacts north of the border about the club and they have been positive.”

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Smaller clubs will have taken a financial hit due to the pandemic and so Harry’s investment could come in handy for Airdrie. I believe that this would be a much better use of Harry’s time rather than a return to management, given the pressures associated with the latter, particularly at the top level.

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