Redknapp has surgery to remove tumor

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Former Tottenham manager and current Birmingham City boss Harry Redknapp has had surgery to remove a tumor in his bladder and has been given the all-clear by doctors.

Redknapp said that tests confirmed the tumor was not malignant, for which he said “I know I am fortunate.”

“I could feel it in my body – I knew it wasn’t right. This is the first time I’ve been properly worried,” the 70-year-old said, saying that his wife Sandra was the one to convince him to see a doctor after he noticed the problem.

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Redknapp has had issues with his health before. He had double knee replacement in 2015, forcing him away from his job in charge of Queens Park Rangers.

The former Spurs and West Ham boss took charge of Birmingham City in April after the departure of Gianfranco Zola, with the club in danger of relegation from the Championship. He took the job with the risk of no pay if he could not save the club from the drop, but instead the club stayed up and Redknapp signed on for the new season.