‘She’s my life to be honest’: Harry Redknapp praises his beloved Sandra as he admits he’s ‘lucky’ to be married to ‘quiet’ and ‘shy’ wife of 55 years
Harry Redknapp has admitted he’s lucky to be married to wife Sandra saying: ‘She’s my life to be honest.’
The I’m A Celebrity winner also joked that he had to persuade her to do any interviews after he was crowned King of the Jungle.
Speaking to GB News, ex-West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR manager, Harry, 75, said; ‘I’m so lucky to be married to Sandra. She’s looked after me. She’s my life to be honest.
Happy couple: Harry Redknapp, 75, has admitted he’s lucky to be married to wife Sandra, 74, saying: ‘She’s my life to be honest’
‘Sandra is very different to me. She’s very quiet and very shy. She’s quite happy just spending time with the family and would rather take a backseat.
‘After I won I’m A Celebrity all these offers were coming in for interviews and I said “come on Sandra, I’ll give you half the money”. To be honest she’s still waiting!’
Harry opened up in a chat with Mark Dolan saying he is the busiest he’s ever been in his life, touring with a stage show talking about his career.
Their world: Speaking to GB News, ex-West Ham, Tottenham Hotspur and QPR manager, Harry, 75, said; ‘I’m so lucky to be married to Sandra. She’s looked after me’
Speaking out: Harry appeared on GB News to talk about his marriage to Sandra as well as his career
Looking back: Harry and Sandra married in 1967, with the pair seen here looking happy on their wedding day
‘I’m always busy, but it’s really busy at the moment,’ he said. ‘I’ve got my shows and I am enjoying filming a programme with my son Jamie and Jack Whitehall. But I’m always watching football. I still absolutely love it.’
Harry, who had a glittering career as a manager and a player, also admitted he only had one regret – not managing England.
‘It would have been great and I’d have loved to have managed England,’ he said.
Success: Harry, who had a glittering career as a manager and a player, admitted he only had one regret – not managing England (seen lifting the FA Cup as Portsmouth manager in 2008)
‘I used to hear people saying that Lampard and Gerrard couldn’t play together. I don’t go along with that. England had so much – they had a brilliant squad of players.’
Harry also said that he is shocked by the money young players now earn – and spend.
He said: ‘I’ve had young players who have spent £20,000 on a bottle of champagne. I used to say to them you are like me from a council estate. How can you tell the difference between that and a £10 bottle? It’s crazy!
Television career: Harry, seen with son Jamie and his grandson, has been filming a television show with former player Jamie (pictured February)
‘Football management is all about man man management. It’s about understanding the team. Getting the best out of people is the key. Bobby Moore used to say to me we all need “a well done”. But more than anything it’s about the players and their attitudes.
‘Look at Harry Kane. When he trains he stays out for an hour to practise when everyone else has gone back in. Frank Lampard was the best trainer I’d ever seen. He was out on the training ground at 4pm when it was getting dark.
‘There’s a lot of snobbery in football when it comes to British managers. The only way they seem to get a chance is if they take a team up into the Premier League. Otherwise they don’t get a look in which is a shame.’
Union: Harry said of his wife: ‘Sandra is very different to me. She’s very quiet and very shy. She’s quite happy just spending time with the family and would rather take a backseat’