Harry Redknapp has thrown his name into the hat for the Sunderland job.

Asked if he would be interested in completing the great job that Simon Grayson has made a remarkable start on, Redknapp refused to rule himself out and talked up the job, saying he was bored on the managerial scrapheap.

The rumour/perception always was that Harry Redknapp wouldn’t be interested in managing away from the south but with his reduced circumstances/standing, he took the Birmingham job last season, only to be sacked very early on this campaign.

A lot of amusing candidates (see betting below) but it would be great to see ‘Arry and his amazing accountant dog (Sunderland could do with one of those as well by the looks of it!) rock up at the Stadium of Light.

Harry Redknapp speaking on Talksport:

“I’m getting  bored and (wife) Sandra is getting bored of me.

“It (Sunderland) is a fantastic football club, great tradition, and I go a long way back with Sunderland.

“It shouldn’t be where it is.”

Next Sunderland Manager betting favourites and then selected interesting names:

3/1 Aitor Karanka

6/1 Peter Reid

8/1 Stefan Schwarz

12/1 Robbie Stockdale

12/1 Billy McKinlay

12/1 Kevin Phillips

12/1 Nigel Pearson

12/1 Paul Hurst

12/1 Phil Brown

14/1 Kevin Ball

16/1 Roy Keane

16/1 Ally McCoist

25/1 Sam Allardyce

25/1 Alan Pardew

25/1 Sven Goran Eriksson

25/1 Ryan Giggs

25/1 Lee Clark

25/1 Mick McCarthy

25/1 David Moyes

25/1 Jurgen Klinsmann

25/1 Harry Redknapp

Full list of betting odds here.

  • MichaelMaximusMoose

    The Mackems are skint, they couldn`t even pay `Arrys dog

    • Wor Lass

      Depends what they`d be paying it for!

    • Davey drape

      hej leave his dogs alone – he has Boxers

    • Rich Lawson

      But there are so many empty (brown paper) bags flying round the ground for him to collect for help with future transfers ! Brought in 10 or 11 new players at Brum’ after slagging the then current team off and they were still hopeless.

  • Oooh bobbi fleckman

    He didn’t put his name forward, in the interview, he was very surprised but no doubt hedging his bets, said they were a good club etc etc.

    I actually think he will do well with a club like Sunderland.

  • Paul Patterson

    Can’t see how this has relevance to us, but for what it’s worth, the two that they’ve put in temporary charge will be there until the end of the season. And that will see them in League 1.

    • Hughie_Gallacher

      I can see them doing that also. It’s the cheapest option.

    • Albert Stubbins

      its relevant because they are and will always be our most hated rivals- to most dyed in the wool geordies, any news concerning them, especially of a negative nature, is like Manna from heaven. Thanks for the continual updates Graham- lovin it here from Benwell- the worse the better as far as im concerned!! smb

      • Toon

        Guessing you are not the brightest

        • Albert Stubbins

          Said the pot to the kettle. What’s your point Einstein?

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  • Viru leckworth

    If I were a Sunderland supporter, I would be rooting for Nigel
    Pearson. No nonsense manager who got Leicester city up.

  • Gallowgate1982

    This is a load of rubbish i have it on good authority that sunderland are currently scouring a list of names for the job ….its called the sex offenders register

  • Peaky Magpie

    The Sunbed King Phil Brown is surely the man for this job.And,does he still use that stupid headset he used to wear like a taxi driver ??? What a numpty !

  • ghostrider

    I have a feeling Lee Clark and Alan Thompson will take over.
    A nice cheap option.

    • Rich Lawson

      No chance after that T shirt.

      • ghostrider

        Aye, I had a feeling that this would be a stumbling block…but you know what?
        Football fans are a fickle bunch as well as a loyal bunch in part and also a very forgiving bunch, if not forgetting.
        I wouldn’t out it past Ellis Short to do something like this because he’ll get a cheap option for one and a worthwhile pair of hate figures if it all carries on going teets up…rather than the fans turning on one of their recent history idols who may step in, like Phillips or McCoist or Ball, etc.

        It probably won’t happen but, you never know.

  • MadMag83

    Wouldn’t it be nice if monkey boy Peter Reid went back there and took them down to League One. Icing on the cake.

    • StevieB

      I actually like Peter Reid, I think he’s a really likeable person and they played some great football under him when Phillips and Quinn were there with him. The one I really want to get the job is Pardiola😂😂😂 that would be excellent banter that with him in charge 😂😂😂

  • Albert Stubbins

    go and get em Arry!! ha ha ha. Lawrie Mac eat your heart out!!

    • Geordiegiants

      Ha ha! Is that owld [email protected] still alive? A real modern day legend in the toon.

  • wheyayeman

    Its Never going to be ‘Arry, he’s on a good salary and he would bring in at least some backroom boys + want to spend in January. Its an attractive option for a manager though as it’s a no win, no blame option ! Relegation is a real possibility, here’s hoping.

  • Kneebotherm8

    Is that Harry Redknapp or Harry Winks?

  • steve pearce

    Can we have Peter Reid back please so we can all sing that wonderful song again – “Cheer up Peter Reid you’ve got a monkey’s heed”