Coventry City will be hosting ‘An Evening with Harry Redknapp’ this March at the Ricoh Arena.
A hugely popular figure in football, Redknapp will be the guest on Thursday 22nd March in the Premier Lounge at the Ricoh Arena where he will speak about his career initially as a player, most notably at West Ham and Bournemouth, and then manager with the likes Bournemouth, West Ham, Southampton, Portsmouth, Tottenham and most recently Birmingham City.
Places are available to book for £55, or a VIP Package is available for £80.
Both packages include three course dining, while the VIP package includes a complimentary drink on arrival and access to an exclusive area prior to the event where guests can meet and mingle with Harry and have a photo with him.
CCFC Season Ticket holders who book a standard package in the first 2 weeks of sale will be entered into a draw for 2 VIP packages for the event. Meanwhile, all CCFC Season Ticket holders will be entered into a draw for 2 free standard packages for the evening.
To book your place, call Coventry City on 024 7699 1987 (Option 2) or book online here
As a speaker, Redknapp is passionate and enthusiastic, and his vast experience as both a player and sports speaker have provided him with an in-depth knowledge of football, tactics and teamwork - all of which compliment his work as a manager. His insight into life both on and off the pitch is incredibly enlightening, whilst, thanks to the peaks and troughs of his long-standing career, Harry speaks openly about adversity, determination and ambition as a man who has faced and experienced both.
All bookings are subject to a £1 booking fee per ticket plus postage.
About Harry Redknapp
During over 50 years in football, Harry Redknapp has become one of the most well-known and popular figures in the game.
Now 70, Harry began his playing career as a midfielder in 1965 for West Ham, rubbing shoulders with England World Cup winning heroes Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters and of course Bobby Moore.
He left The Hammers for Bournemouth in 1972, before brief spells at Brentford, Seattle Sounders, Phoenix Fire – and even a six week tenure at local side AP Leamington!
A move into management beckoned, and Redknapp was in the hot seat for the first time back at Bournemouth in 1983. His side caused a shock in the FA Cup when they defeated holders Manchester United 2–0 in the third round in 1984 and Bournemouth won the Third Division title in 1987. Redknapp left the club in 1992.
In August 1994, Redknapp assumed the West Ham Manager’s job. He would go on to establish the Upton Park side as Premiership regulars and European qualifiers, while introducing academy products including Frank Lampard and Joe Cole, alongside legends such as Paolo DiCanio and Julian Dicks as he developed a reputation as one of the great exponents of the transfer market.
Leaving in 2001, he moved on to Portsmouth where he lead them to the Division One title in 2003 and kept the side in the Premier League in 2003-04, before resigning in November 2004.
Harry then made the controversial move to Southampton, but left in December 2005 to return to Portsmouth. His main aim was to keep the side in the Premier League, which he achieved, but he guided Pompey to the 2008 FA Cup Final, where they beat Cardiff City.
Poached by Tottenham in October of that year, he lead the side away from relegation danger before going on in his first full season to guide Spurs to 4th place and Champions League qualification – where they would reach the Quarter Finals in 2011, with Gareth Bale starring. Despite leading Tottenham to their second fourth-placed finish in three years and missing out on UEFA Champions League qualification only due to Chelsea winning the competition, Redknapp was sacked by Tottenham in June 2012. During his time at White Hart Lane, Redknapp was a widely tipped and a popular choice to become England Manager, but alas this did not happen.
A spell at QPR followed from November 2012 – the R’s would be relegated that season, but Harry secured an instant return to the Premier League in the next. He left in 2015, with the a mix of advisory roles following before joining Birmingham City in April 2017 – where he lead the Blues to a miraculous escape from Championship relegation, before leaving St Andrews in September 2017.
With a multitude of roles and success in football, Harry is sure to be an entertaining speaker at the Ricoh Arena in March.