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Redknapp and Ramos in photos

Harry Redknapp at Bournemouth

Former West Ham star Harry Redknapp cuts his managerial teeth at Bournemouth and leads the club to the Division Three title in 1987

Redknappp at West Ham

He moves to West Ham as Billy Bonds's assistant in 1992 and takes over as manager at Upton Park two years later

Redknapp with John Hartson

Redknapp breaks West Ham's transfer record to sign John Hartson from Arsenal for 3.2m in 1997 and the striker helps the club stay up

Redknapp with Paolo di Canio

Temperamental forward Paolo di Canio is also among Redknapp's signings and the Italian becomes a fans' favourite

Harry Redknapp

Redknapp resigns in 2001 with West Ham 14th in the Premiership table and playing poorly

Harry Redknapp at Portsmouth

Redknapp moves to Portsmouth as director of football and later takes over as manager when Graham Rix is fired

Juande Ramos

Meanwhile, Juande Ramos earns his first crack at the big time as coach of Spanish side Real Betis

Redknapp celebrates promotion

Redknapp becomes a hero among Pompey supporters by taking the club into the top flight in 2003

Redknapp with Milan Mandaric

But relations with chairman Milan Mandaric become strained and Redknapp eventually quits Fratton Park in November 2004

Pompey fans

Portsmouth fans are furious when Redknapp takes over as boss at their south-coast rivals Southampton a year later

Harry Redknapp celebrates with fans at Wigan

But he walks out on the Saints to return to Pompey and keep them in the Premiership in 2006 with a stunning run of results

Juande Ramos

Having failed at Real Betis, Ramos enjoys better results with Malaga before taking over as Sevilla boss

Juande Ramos

Ramos wins the Uefa Cup twice with Sevilla, prompting Tottenham to appoint him as Martin Jol's successor in October 2007

Harry Redknapp

Redknapp is offered the Newcastle manager's job in January 2008 but turns it down, saying his "heart is with Portsmouth"

Juande Ramos

Ramos is the toast of White Hart Lane after winning the Carling Cup in his first season as Tottenham boss

Harry Redknapp with the FA Cup

Portsmouth win the FA Cup and Redknapp is touted as a possible England manager before the job goes to Fabio Capello

Juande Ramos

Tottenham are tipped for great things under Ramos but make a dismal start to the season and he is sacked

Harry Redknapp

Tottenham pay Portsmouth 5m compensation and install Redknapp, 61, as their new manager

Redknapp salutes Tottenham's fans

And as if by magic, Redknapp's arrival sees Spurs claim their first win of the season, beating Bolton 2-0 at White Hart Lane



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see also
Tottenham sack Ramos for Redknapp
26 Oct 08 |  Tottenham
Levy explains decisions to fans
26 Oct 08 |  Tottenham
Redknapp marks 25-year milestone
17 Oct 08 |  Portsmouth
Redknapp rejects Newcastle offer
12 Jan 08 |  Premier League


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