Both Londoners, media darlings and wrapped in St George patriotism, Harry Redknapp and David Beckham are a super-bromance just waiting to happen. Despite perceived wisdom that the former England skipper would be out of his depth in the top tier of football, he has always been backed by a splurge of superlatives from good ol’ Harry. And its been more of the same over the weekend with Redknapp’s swooning comments fuelling rumour that the midfielder will be exchanging passes with Shaun Derry in the new year.
Speaking on the subject – quite probably with a car window rolled down – Harry chirped:
“I’m sure he could still play in the Premier League. He is a top player and a fantastic person. We had him at Tottenham training and he was amazing around the place, absolute class.
“I haven’t discussed it with the chairman at the moment so we’d have to look at that but David could still certainly be a great asset to anybody, showing people how to train, how to look after yourself. His professionalism is second to none.”
All in all then, David would be a lovely chap to have about the place.
With Paris St Germaine being linked to the free-kick magician, a last pop at Champions League glory may be a touch more appealing than a relegation scrap however. Pinging crosses for Zlatan Ibrahimovich or Jamie Mackie, it’s a tough one. But say what you like about Harry Redknapp, the appeal of his man-management power is potent. The allure of the fabled ‘arm around the shoulder’ managerial technique might be enough to swing a shock deal.
Also touching upon his strategy in the transfer window, the latest QPR boss offered some revolutionary advice:
“You can’t just keep loading up the squad with more players. If things don’t go right you’re going to end up being in big trouble financially.”
The thudding sound you can hear is Portsmouth fans slamming their heads against a wall in utter fury.