Harry Redknapp on whether he would take the Sunderland job

Harry Redknapp

Former Tottenham and West Ham boss Redknapp would be keen on working for Sunderland.

Sunderland are on the lookout for a new manager, and Harry Redknapp has told talkSPORT that he would be open to taking the role if it fulfilled various criteria.

When asked if he would get involved with the club, Redknapp said: "Oh, I would do. If it was something that was worth doing, if it was interesting [I would]. I wouldn't jump into something just for the sake of it [though]."

Redknapp is currently out of work, having departed QPR last season as they were relegated from the Premier League, and many believed it could have been his last job in competitive football.

However, the 68-year-old has not ruled himself out of moving to Wearside if approached, although the former West Ham, Southampton, Portsmouth and Spurs boss has confirmed he has yet to hold talks with Black Cats’ owner Ellis Short concerning the job.

A disaster waiting to happen?

Sunderland look well set to finally be relegated this season, and although they need to hire a new manager soon, Redknapp should not be that man.

He was in charge of QPR as they were relegated last season, and they arguably had a stronger squad than Sunderland currently possess, making his job at the Stadium of Light exceptionally hard.

It is hard to think of any positives as to Redknapp potentially taking charge of Sunderland, and although the calibre of available managers is low, there are so many better options than Redknapp for the Wearside outfit to target.

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