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EXCLUSIVE: Harry Redknapp was ‘looking forward’ to Zamalek challenge

Harry Redknapp

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English manager confirmed to KingFut that talks had taken place between him and earlier this month.

Speaking exclusively to, Harry Redknapp confirmed that he had met a member of the club’s board during the Egyptian champions’ search for a new manager.

“I was looking forward to a new challenge in Egypt,” Redknapp told KingFut’s Mazin Rizk. “I met the president’s son and we had a chat about what could have been,” the 68-year-old manager added.


KingFut reporter Mazin Rizk with Harry Redknapp

Redknapp, who is well known for his coaching spells at various English sides, such as Tottenham Hotspur and West Ham United, was one of Zamalek’s choices as a successor to Ahmed Hossam ‘Mido’, who was sacked after a 2-0 defeat from rivals Al Ahly.

Zamalek had hired the former Tottenham Hotspur and AS Roma striker as manager earlier in January but sacked him after just 37 days in charge.

Speaking on the matter, Redknapp exclaimed: “I heard about Mido, it’s disappointing that it didn’t work out for him. He’s a very good lad and I really wish him luck.”

Redknapp also took the time to praise Scottish manager , who was appointed by Zamalek earlier this week instead.

“I follow their news, and I heard they appointed Alex Mcleish. He’s a great guy and I’m sure he would do a very good job with the club,” Redknapp continued.

On the current stadium ban for fans that has stretched on since the 2012 Port Said Massacre, the former Portsmouth boss expressed his disappointment.

“I couldn’t believe that fans are still not allowed in. It’s a shock. Very sad to find out that the stadiums have been empty all along,” Redknapp concluded.

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