OK. Maybe not.
“Redknapp was Newcastle’s number one choice”: horse-shit. He was the board’s number one choice. Obviously as they asked him and nobody else.
“Redknapp, 60, was immediately installed as favourite to take over at St James’ Park”: let’s make this clear as “bookies’ favourite”. He certainly wasn’t favourite amongst any of the fans or websites I know.
No offence to Harry. He’s a great bloke to watch on telly (not BBC, as he won’t talk to them), but he regularly gives entertaining interviews and he’s about as honest as they come (erm… except regarding transfers and stuff but that’s to be decided in court). However, he’s won nothing with Pompey and relegated Southampton in the last few years. Not the kind of quality we’re looking for.