Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp

By Harry Redknapp

‘From kicking a ball as a child below the road lamps of Poplar and status on Highbury's North financial institution with my dad, to my first online game at West Ham, i used to be born madly in love with soccer. It kept me, and 50 years on that hasn't replaced one bit – I’d be misplaced with out it…’

Harry is the chief who has visible all of it – from a depressing 70s Portakabin at Oxford urban and coaching pitches with bushes within the center to the unbeatable highs of the Premiership, lifting the FA Cup and taking up genuine Madrid within the Champions League. along with his a lot enjoyed, no-nonsense supply, Harry brings us a narrative full of ardour and humour that takes you correct within each drama of his career.

Harry eventually tells the total tale of the entire arguable ups and downs – the soreness and heartache of his courtroom case, the britain activity, his love for Bobby Moore, his adventures at Portsmouth with Milan Mandaric, the Southampton debacle, Tottenham and Daniel Levy, and never forgetting his years at West Ham or the demanding situations at his present membership QPR.

It’s the epic trip of 1 of the good managers and, alongside the best way, the tale of the British video game itself during the last 5 many years. In an period now ruled by means of overseas coaches Harry is the final of an old school breed of English soccer guy – person who has controlled to maneuver with the days and continually pop out scuffling with.

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It is the stillest words which bring the storm, thoughts that come on doves’ feet guide the world –’ The figs are falling from the trees, they are fine and sweet: and as they fall their red skins split. I am a north wind to ripe figs. Thus, like figs, do these teachings fall to you, my friends: now drink their juice and eat their sweet flesh! It is autumn all around and clear sky and afternoon – Here there speaks no fanatic, here there is no ‘preaching’, here faith is not demanded: out of an infinite abundance of light and depth of happiness there falls drop after drop, word after word – a tender slowness of pace is the tempo of these discourses.

Was during those three days as if transported by a storm-wind of freedom, like one suddenly raised to his own heights and given wings. I kept telling him it was the result of the fine air up here, that everyone felt the same, that you could not stand 6,000 feet above Bayreuth and not notice it – but he would not believe me… If, this notwithstanding, many great and petty misdeeds have been committed against me, it was not ‘will’, least of all ill will that was the cause of it: I could complain, rather – I have just suggested as much – of the good will which has caused me no little mischief in my life.

But none of them is very long, three in fact are of moderate pamphlet-length and all of them together are shorter than, say, The Gay Science or Thus Spoke Zarathustra. But they are all characterized by an intensity remarkable even for him, and usually, too (The Antichrist is the exception), by almost unrestrained ebullience. Extravagant in mode as they are, their extravagance is frequently of a parodie variety. The brevity with which Nietzsche performs only adds to the effect of laughing seriousness – something that Nietzsche had very often preached, but never before succeeded in practising so continuously and with so little sense of strain.

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