Harry Redknapp responds when asked whether he'll make signings for Derby County

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp is adamant that he isn't Derby County's director of football.

Derby County's new football advisor Harry Redknapp has told The Guardian that he won't be overseeing new signings at the iPro Stadium.

The Rams confirmed on their official website earlier today that Redknapp has been brought in as the club's new football advisor, offering a veteran presence alongside rookie manager Darren Wassall.

With a play-off campaign the target for Derby, Redknapp will hope to offer valuable experience and advice for Wassall, in what is something of a shock move for both Derby and Redknapp.

Some have wondered exactly what Redknapp's role at the iPro Stadium is. Fans were wondering whether Redknapp was brought in purely to help Wassall, or whether his role was greater, such as a director of football role.

Now, Redknapp, 69 - who has been working as a pundit since leaving his role as Queens Park Rangers manager in February 2015 - has been looking to answer that question.

Speaking to The Guardian, Redknapp clarified that he will be sitting in the stands and won't be offering in-game advice to Wassall, and when asked whether he would be making signings for Derby, Redknapp immediately shot down that possibility - meaning Rams fans shouldn't expect to see a Redknapp favourite like Niko Kranjcar arrive at the club any time soon!

"I’ll be sat in the stand," said Redknapp. "I won’t have a hotline to the dugout or anything like that. We’ll chat after the game and I’ll give my opinion on what I saw. I’m not director of football. I won’t be bringing any players in. I won’t be making any signings," he added.

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