Redknapp withdraws from job he wasn’t considered for

Date published: Wednesday 9th March 2016 12:06 - Matthew Stead

Harry Redknapp has denied that he has been approached by Newcastle, despite no worthy claims to the contrary.

With Steve McClaren’s position as manager at St James’ Park under severe threat as Newcastle battle against relegation, numerous bosses have been linked with the job.

Rafael Benitez emerged as a frontrunner on Wednesday, while David Moyes – Daniel Storey’s pick – is the other favourite for the job. Brendan Rodgers has also been tentatively linked.

But Redknapp, despite reports on Wednesday claiming Newcastle were not even considering him as a contender, has ruled himself out of the running.

Redknapp told TV3: “No, I’ve never spoken to anybody at Newcastle.

“Steve’s still in a job. I like Steve McClaren. I’ve worked with Steve, he’s an excellent coach, manager, whatever, but he needs a result quickly.

“But I’ve never spoken to them.

“I was getting on the plane today from Southampton, and everybody thought I was heading to Newcastle. I was heading to Dublin.

“If something came along that was interesting, I would.

“Most of the offers I’m getting at the moment are from far off places in the world where I don’t feel like travelling to at the moment.”

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