Harry Redknapp opens up on exciting Derby County move, will attend Forest clash

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp is set to join Derby County, as well as manage Jordan for two games.

Harry Redknapp has told The Sun that he is excited about his move to Derby County, whilst also admitted that he will take charge of the Jordan national team.

Reports from BBC Sport on Monday suggested that Redknapp had held talks with Derby about a coaching role with the club until the end of the season, with rookie manager Darren Wassall needing an experienced mentor to help guide the Rams into the play-offs.

After Saturday's disastrous result at Rotherham - Derby were 3-0 up before drawing 3-3 - Redknapp will be called upon to offer veteran advice at the iPro Stadium, having been out of football for more than a year.

Redknapp left Queens Park Rangers in February 2015, and has been working as a pundit for BT Sport this season, before being offered this chance by Derby.

However, that may not be the only job Redknapp is taking on, as he has now told The Sun that he will in fact be managing the Jordan national team for two World Cup qualifiers at the end of the month, in a shock deal alongside his Derby duties.

The former Spurs and Portsmouth boss also revealed that he will attend Derby's home game against fierce rivals Nottingham Forest this weekend before jetting off to manage Jordan, and admitted he is excited to be working for Derby and chairman Mel Morris.

"It’s going to be a tough couple of weeks, that’s for sure," said Redknapp. "I’m friends with Prince Ali and wanted him to take over from Sepp Blatter. He asked me if I’d manage the team for a couple of matches and I agreed. I’ll go to the Forest game and then go straight to London and fly to Jordan."

"It’s a busy time but I’ve missed the buzz of being involved in football. Mel’s a good man and Derby’s a fantastic club which deserves to be in the Premier League with its fans and set-up. It’s going to be exciting," he added.

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