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Harry Redknapp Linked With Move to Manage New York Red Bulls

Former Tottenham boss lined up as possible boss of MLS side.

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Harry Redknapp is open to the possibility of managing the New York Red Bulls, but the former Tottenham boss will not express a formal interest in the position until the future of current coach Hans Backe has been resolved, Goal.com can reveal.

Speculation over the future of Red Bulls head coach Backe continues to grow with the arrival of new general manager Jerome de Bontin.

Backe is in his final year of his three-year contract with the Red Bulls and it is speculated that De Bontin will want to hire his own coach unless the 60-year-old delivers an MLS Cup this season.

SOURCE: Goal.com

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has begun to be linked with a number of posts in recent weeks, the most high profile of which has thus far been as a possible successor to Mark Hughes at QPR, but a move to the States may well tempt the 65 year old.

The former West Ham manager was dismissed by Daniel Levy after he failed to secure Champions League football, though did seal a top four finish, and is currently employed by Bournemouth in an advisory role but would presumably drop sticks and hop on the next plane to New York if an offer was made.

Redknapp was an undoubted success during his time at Tottenham, helping the North London side to 8th, 4th, 5th and 4th place finishes in the four seasons he took charge at White Hart Lane.

Hans Backe has seen his New York Red Bulls side perform admirably this term with the Red Bull Arena side sitting in second spot in the Eastern Conference with just three games left of the season to go and a spot in the post season pretty much guaranteed.

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