Harry Redknapp explains his conflicting emotions over West Ham's Olympic Stadium move

Harry Redknapp with Glenn Hoddle at QPR training

Harry Redknapp has given his verdict on West Ham leaving Upton Park.

Former West Ham manager Harry Redknapp has told BT Sport that whilst he will be sad to see the Hammers leave Upton Park, moving to the Olympic Stadium will be a 'fantastic forward step'.

The Hammers started 2016 by beating Liverpool 2-0 on Saturday afternoon, with headers from Michail Antonio and Andy Carroll handing Slaven Bilic's men an impressive win at Upton Park.

As we start the New Year, West Ham fans will be ticking off the home games left at Upton Park, with the club set to move to the Olympic Stadium at the end of the season.

Their over 100-year stay at Upton Park is coming to an end, as they prepare to move from their 35,000-seater stadium to the impressive 54,000 capacity Olympic Stadium, which is seen as a huge step in the right direction for the growth and development of West Ham.

Now, Harry Redknapp - who was West Ham manager at Upton Park for seven years between 1994 and 2001 - has given his verdict on the impending move to the Olympic Stadium whilst speaking to BT Sport.

Redknapp claims that he does have some conflicting emotions, stating that 'it will be a sad day' when West Ham do leave Upton Park given the history and tradition there, but also acknowledged that moving to such an impressive stadium will be a fantastic forward step for the Hammers.

"With the tradition of the club here, it will be a sad day when they move," said Redknapp. "But it's a fantastic forward step for them. I think they'll go to the Olympic Stadium and it will take the club onto another level. They'll fill it as well, they've got great support, West Ham," he added.

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