Saturday May 30, 2020. 09:00
Legendary English coach Harry Redknapp has responded to reports linking him with the Nigeria coaching job.
The Nigerian Football Federation (NFF) recently reportedly considered approaching Redknapp, who has been jobless since he left English side Birmingham City in 2017.
However, the NFF announced on Tuesday that they had extended Franco-German tactician Gernot Rohr’s contract as Nigeria head coach.
Redknapp has since laughed off the claims, stating that he was looking to sell his house and relocate to Africa with his wife.
“Yeah, well I spoke to Sandra and she’s always wanted to live in Nigeria,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.
“She said it’s amazing that this has come up now, because that was her dream.
“So we’re looking to sell up, we’re putting the house on the market. We’re looking to get somewhere over there if possible,” he added.
“I’m sure, she’d love it there. I’ve told her, she’d absolutely love it. I’m ready to go.”
Redknapp has previously managed AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Queens Park Rangers in England.
The 73-year-old managed the Portsmouth side that won the 2008 FA Cup and also guided Tottenham into the UEFA Champions League.
He had a short spell as the Jordan national team coach in 2016.