HARRY Redknapp was as soon as so hated as a soccer supervisor he needed to rent SAS males to guard him within the dugout. The 71-year-old is at pre
HARRY Redknapp was as soon as so hated as a soccer supervisor he needed to rent SAS males to guard him within the dugout.
The 71-year-old is at present the bookies favorite to be topped King of the Jungle on I’m a Superstar.
However Harry hasn’t at all times been so standard, and at one level throughout his profession as a excessive profile soccer supervisor, he wanted some further safety on match days.
Writing about soccer followers in his autobiography, It Shouldn’t Occur to a Supervisor, Harry mentioned: “It’s only a approach of being one of many crowd, chanting abuse and having what they suppose is an efficient day trip.
“It’s solely the minority however it’s a vocal, nasty aspect in soccer that any supervisor will inform you has grown.
“I’ve beforehand skilled it, particularly once I left Portsmouth the primary time. Followers discovered the place I lived and even received maintain of my cell phone quantity.
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“I might have loopy abuse shouted at me for agreeing to work at one other membership down the highway.”
As any soccer fan is aware of, Portsmouth and neighbouring Southampton have a fierce rivalry, and Harry’s transfer in 2004 was met with anger from Portsmouth followers.
Harry recalled: “Once we went again for a sport at Fratton Park with Southampton, there have been six SAS males to guard us within the dugout they usually had helicopters flying above the workforce bus.
“The workforce had been too scared to play and we received battered 4-1.”
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Harry beforehand revealed how his beloved spouse Sandra would additionally obtain demise threats after the controversial transfer.
He wrote: “I might be out in my backyard and I might hear the unmistakable accents. ‘You f**king s**m Redknapp.’
“Sandra would hear it, too. ‘Oh my God, Harry, what have you ever performed?’, she would ask.
“Then there have been the cellphone calls. Depraved cellphone calls … actual filth. ‘I hope you crash your automobile and kill your spouse; I hope your spouse will get most cancers.’ It was an excessive amount of. And Sandra was there.”
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