It was in management that he really came into his own.
In 1990 he almost died in an horrific car crash in Italy but fortunately survived to go on to manage West Ham United after a three season spell as Assistant manager to Hammers legend Billy Bonds.
Quite how he managed to keep West Ham bobbing about the 'top tier' of English football is a mystery.
On one glorious occasion he announced live on TV that, due to injuries, The Hammers were 'down to the bare bones'....meaning they didn't have enough players to field a genuine team......
Harry's extraordinary ability to make 'something out of nothing' in footballing terms has long been legendary.
Football fans around the country love him. Even if they hate the team he's managing they still love Harry - and I am no exception.
Success at Portsmouth led to a brief spell managing Southampton - Portsmouths arch rivals. Few managers could do that and then return to Portsmouth immediately forgiven by Portsmouth fans....Harry did.
At the end of 2005 he was given an opportunity to manage Tottenham Hotspur. A long time under acheivers club in the old First Division and, since it's inception, The Premiership.
Harry is so beloved by football supporters up and down the land he is - by a clear mile - the 'peoples choice' for England Manager.....even arch Spurs rivals Arsenal supporters agree...if only to rid Spurs of a great manager!..;-)
So....what happens to 'our Harry' eh?
The 'authorities'.....the 'powers that be' go after him for income tax evasion.
A bank account in Monaco in the name of one of his dogs.
The 'authorities'...the 'powers that be' really really really don't get it do they?
Politician Peter Mandelson avoids prosecution for fraud twice and is made a 'Lord' and given a seat in the House Of Lords.
Harry Redknapp is hounded by 'the powers that be' for possible (and who can blame him if it's true) tax evasion.
I am SO FUCKING ANGRY I COULD CHEERFULLY TAKE A FUCKING SUB-MACHINE GUN, WALK INTO THE HOUSE OF LORDS OR THE HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT AND BLOW THE BASTARDS AWAY!!!!!!....ESPECIALLY BLIAR AND MANDELSON....THEY'RE THE FUCKING CROOKS......HOW DARE YOU GO AFTER HARRY!!!!!
Leave Harry alone you total scumbags.
Just leave him the fuck alone.
Good luck Harry....for all us football fans...and for all ordinary sane people....
BEAT THE BASTARDS!!!!!!!!!