Perhaps Harry Redknapp didn’t think “media” was included in his new contract as manager of Jordan, or that he drastically underestimated the capabilities of Jordanian media.
That’s the only way to explain the former QPR manager’s post-match interview after Jordan thumped Bangladesh 8-0 on Thursday in his first match as boss.
Redknapp, 69, took over the side as a favor for his friend Prince Ali bin Al-Hussein, the Jordanian prince who famously ran for president against Sepp Blatter in the summer and again this Spring.
The match was a World Cup qualifier, and Jordan was already en route to qualification before the win. Then came the post-match. I’d have to say my favorite parts are when Redknapp tries to leave after one question, and when he finally realizes he’s on camera.
As for the match… let’s just say Bangladesh was outclassed. Hamza Al-Dardour scored three goals in the first 40 minutes to key the rout.