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Harry Redknapp has come out of retirement to manage Britain's worst football team, he wants Niko Kranjcar

Harry Redknapp has come out of retirement to manage Britain's worst football team, he wants Niko Kranjcar

The former Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton and QPR manager has made a return to take charge of Welsh side Cwm Albion.

Harry Redknapp has come out of retirement to manage a team that lost all 22 of their games last season with a staggering -191 goal difference.

The 76-year-old former Spurs, Southampton and QPR manager will take charge of Swansea Senior League side Cwm Albion in the coming weeks as he attempts to turn around their fortunes.

Among the star players, there’s 73-year-old John Rees, who has been with the club for over 50 years; not to mention Jamie MacDonald, the goalkeeper that has failed to keep a clean sheet in 10 years.

There’s also a strong family contingency in the form of father and son duos, Colin and Dan Gill, and Ian and Logan Stephens.

Redknapp is hopeful for a resurgence under his guidance. "When I got the call up from Specsavers, I didn’t know what to expect," he said.

"The team’s 191-goal difference certainly caught my eye, but after meeting the lads, you can’t doubt their determination. They’re a real close unit, and their hard work is already starting to pay off."

Redknapp's influence is already starting to rub off on his players, with Cwm Albion securing their first win in three years in their latest match – a 4-3 win against Tennant Colts.

"With the right training and guidance, I’m hopeful that these victories will continue throughout the season," Redknapp added.

The 76-year-old also says he is keen on bringing Niko Kranjcar to the club. "We’ll dig him out, bring him down. Get a couple of ringers in there."

Following a nationwide search Cwm Albion were awarded the title of ‘Specsavers’ Best Worst Team’ after beating 2,000 grassroots side to the so-called achievement.

Cwm Albion coach Dan Gill is understandably delighted to have the former West Ham boss involved.

"Having Harry on board for the season is the biggest thing to have happened to our club since I joined when I was 16 years old," he said.

"He’s a huge inspiration for myself and the lads and we can’t wait to start training with him."

Cwm Albion’s journey will be documented by Specsavers throughout the 2023/2024 footballing season in a series of episodes, narrated by Jill Scott, available to view on a dedicated YouTube channel.

Episodes one and two are available to watch now, with six further episodes will be released monthly until May 2024.

Featured Image Credit: Mark Lewis - Richard Dawson/PA Wire - Getty Images

Topics: Harry Redknapp, Tottenham Hotspur, Southampton, Premier League