AFC Bournemouth set to talk to Harry Redknapp over bigger role at club

HARRY Redknapp could be asked to take on a more hands-on role with AFC Bournemouth.

The former Spurs manager, who was heavily linked with the Ipswich Town job over the weekend if Paul Jewell was sacked, has been helping out the League One club in an unpaid advisory role.

Now the Bournemouth Echo has reported quotes from Cherries chairman Eddie Mitchell claiming he will look to persuade Redknapp to become more involved.

AFC Bournemouth’s poor start to the season has led their fans to call for the head of manager Paul Groves.

Mitchell said: “I have said in the past we have got on our doorstep one of the best managers in the country. I have spoken to Paul about bringing Harry closer and need to discuss it with Harry.

“It would be one of many steps we would need to take to change and improve. We have got to re-examine everything. We are all trying to gain knowledge from Harry and, hopefully, we will.

“It would be great to be able to have that knowledge around the club and I would like to be able to bring it closer and that is what I am going to try to do.”

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