Harry Redknapp’s net worth reportedly stands at approximately £15 million
Redknapp has managed in four different decades, starting out with Bournemouth in the 1980s
Read below for more on the wheeler dealer’s career and life in the limelight
It’s a while since Harry Redknapp has featured in Premier League odds, yet the former Tottenham manager has remained in the spotlight through a string of television appearances.
The 2018 King of the Jungle has even had a cameo in EastEnders while maintaining occasional involvement in football, such as being assistant caretaker manager at Middlesbrough to Jonathan Woodgate in 2021.
Redknapp’s trademark car window interviews on deadline day are a thing of the past, but that hasn’t spelled the end of his quips to the press.
He may not be a factor for those placing a bet on football, but Redknapp continues to exist in the celebrity sphere. Let’s take a look over his career in football and what he’s been up to lately.
Harry Redknapp’s net worth is reportedly in region of £15 million. This puts him at a very similar figure to his son Jamie, who currently works for Sky Sports as a regular pundit.
His playing days were long before the riches of the Premier League era, and much of his managerial career was away from the mega contracts we see handed out to Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp.
Football has obviously been his main focus, though Redknapp has had other streams of revenue including his property development company.
Harry Redknapp had a lengthy career in management. Coaching gigs with the Seattle Sounders and Oxford United got the proverbial ball rolling before becoming an assistant at Bournemouth just six years after leaving the club as a player.
Despite applying for the manager’s position when David Webb departed, Redknapp struck out. Instead, he hung around as Don Megson’s assistant, and replaced Megson in 1983 when he was fired.
Redknapp resigned from Bournemouth at the end of 1991/92 and became assistant manager to Billy Bonds at West Ham. In August 1994, the club handed control to Redknapp as manager, beginning a successful stint for Redknapp and the Hammers.
He oversaw the introduction of young talent in Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and Frank Lampard, who went on to become one of the best midfielders in Premier League history.
It came as a surprise when Redknapp left the club just before the end of the 2000-01 season. For a long time, there was uncertainty over whether Redknapp walked or was sacked.
In the following years, he clarified what led to his departure, including in a Sky Sports podcast in 2020.
He said, “I was choked (when I was sacked by West Ham). “I did an interview with the fanzine and maybe I said one or two things about the chairman, whether that was it I don’t know.
"Looking back it was a silly thing I did. I was chatting like I am with you now. Obviously it got printed and Terry wasn’t too happy about it. That was a harsh lesson, keep your mouth shut.”
Taking on a backseat role at Portsmouth as director of football in 2001, Redknapp stayed at the club despite links elsewhere and eventually moved into the dugout when Graham Rix was fired in 2002.
He took the club into the top flight and kept them there, but a disagreement with his superiors led to another resignation.
One of the most controversial moments in Redknapp’s career followed as he joined Southampton just a few weeks later, infuriating Portsmouth’s fans.
An unsuccessful stint with the Saints ended with Redknapp returning to Pompey, and he dramatically saved the club from relegation. The 2008 FA Cup win was an historic moment for Redknapp and the club, capping off a glorious second spell.
Tottenham came calling in autumn of the same year, however, and Redknapp was on the move again.
There was a League Cup final defeat in 2008/09, but Redknapp brought attacking football and plenty of good results to White Hart Lane before being sacked in 2012.
A turbulent time with QPR ended in resignation in 2015 before two matches as Jordan boss and a contentious period in charge of Birmingham City in 2017.
Bournemouth, October 1983 to June 1992 – 180 wins in 457 matches
West Ham, August 1994 to May 2001 – 121 wins in 327 matches
Portsmouth, March 2002 to November 2004 – 54 wins in 116 matches
Southampton, December 2004 to December 2005 – 13 wins in 49 matches
Portsmouth, December 2005 to October 2008 – 54 wins in 128 matches
Tottenham, October 2008 to June 2012 – 98 wins in 198 matches
QPR, November 2012 to February 2015 – 36 wins in 105 matches
Jordan, March 2016 – one win in two matches
Birmingham City, April 2017 to September 2017 – four wins in 13 matches
Harry Redknapp’s wife is Sandra Harris. The couple tied the knot in 1967 after meeting at just 17 years of age in a local pub.
During Redknapp’s I’m A Celebrity stint in 2018, his half-century romance with Harris often took centre stage, sharing anecdotes and eventually celebrating becoming King of the Jungle with his wife.
Harry Redknapp has two children. Mark, the older of the two, is a model. Jamie, born in 1973, has followed a similar path to his father, and was handed his senior debut by Harry at Bournemouth.
Jamie’s post-playing career has included some different decisions to Harry’s.
Now a pundit on Sky Sports and a newspaper columnist with The Daily Mail, Jamie is often seen in front of the cameras, and even had a show on Sky with his dad in 2021 alongside comedian Tom Davis.
I’m A Celebrity
Harry Redknapp was one of the biggest names in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! in 2018. Redknapp’s relaxed nature and array of anecdotes made him a popular figure in the camp and for viewers back home.
Long considered a favourite to win the show, the former Tottenham manager was named King of the Jungle, beating Emily Atack in the final and becoming the first man to top the voting since Carl Fogarty in 2014.
Not only was Redknapp the oldest ever winner, he was a main character as I’m A Celebrity recorded its best ratings in five years.
Perhaps we’ll see a few more football managers out of work take on the jungle in years to come...
Harry Redknapp made a surprise cameo in EastEnders in July 2021, popping into the Queen Vic during the Euros.
There weren’t any Premier League predictions handed out by Redknapp though. He and Danny Dyer’s character exchanged slightly awkward pleasantries, with Mick Carter managing to get Redknapp to sign his West Ham shirt.
*Credit for all of the photos in this article belongs to AP Photo*