Harry Redknapp Gives Awkward Interview Moments After He Sees Jordan Slaughter Bangladesh 8-0
Former Tottenham, QPR and West Ham boss Harry Redknapp has overseen an emphatic 8-0 win over Bangladesh, as his debut as Jordan manager, in their World Cup qualifier on Thursday at the Amman International Stadium.
Al-Kuwait forward Hamza Al-Dardour opened the scoring in the 7th minute and went on to score a first-half hat-trick and by halftime, Jordan were leading 5-0. The other players that got the name on the score sheet were Abdallah Deeb, Yousef Al-Rawashdeh, Baha Abdelrahman, Yousef Al Naber and Ahmed Samir.
Redknapp was taken on as an interim manager to oversee two matches against Bangladesh and 2015 AFC Asian Cup champions Australia, the latter to take place next Tuesday evening at the Sydney Football Stadium.
With this position, Redknapp is following in the footsteps of Jordanian tactician Ahmed Abdel-Qader, Belgium's Paul Put and Abdullah Abu Zema who have all held the Jordan reins since World Cup qualifying began.
The 69-year-old recently suggested he could stay beyond his short-term deal, potentially even leading Jordan to the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
‘If we win and everyone is happy, I’d love to come back,’ Redknapp recently said.
After the match Redknapp was caught off guard by a Jordanian reporter and perhaps gave one of the most awkward interviews yet, mumbling his way through with his back to the camera at times, he said: “'It was a very good performance. I've been very impressed with the players in training and playing. You have some very good boys, good players in Jordan... the future is good.
“Prince Ali is a fantastic man. He is here to support the team, he loves football,” said Redknapp before cutting the interview short by heading down the tunnel.
The 8-0 victory is Jordan's second biggest win in their history and consolidates their second spot in the Asia World Cup qualifying Group B.
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