Premier League veteran Harry Redknapp has claimed he is willing to come out of retirement to save Leeds United from relegation, according to The Mirror.
The 75-year-old has been out of work since leaving Birmingham City in 2017. His last management position in the English top flight was at QPR eight years ago.
Redknapp boasts a wealth of experience, having managed 641 games in the Premier League.
Now, he has thrown his hat into the ring for the Leeds job, stating his willingness to assume the position until the end of the season if approached.
The Whites are currently being managed by former Under-21s coach Michael Skubala after Jesse Marsch’s sacking last Monday. Despite his lack of experience at the top level, Skubala has managed to gain one point from a difficult pair of fixtures against arch-rivals Manchester United.
Considering the way in which Leeds currently prefer to play – and the personnel they have at their disposal – the club considering Redknapp seems incredibly unlikely.
The Englishman does, after all, have a reputation for a very particular brand of football. One in which defensive solidity and utilising a target man up top are the priority.
It is difficult to see how the current Leeds squad would fit in to this mould.
A shock appointment such as this would also not likely be received well by the supporters, who would view it as a regressive rather than progressive step.
For me, Leeds would be much better served looking elsewhere for a new manager, or by sticking with Skubala for the remainder of the season.
Redknapp is not the man for the job right now.