Amman - Harry Redknapp was on Thursday hailed as the man to
take Jordan to their first ever World Cup finals after his confirmation as the
country's new manager by Prince Ali bin Hammam.
The former Tottenham boss takes the post in the same week as
he began another job as Championship side Derby's managerial advisor.
Prince Ali, president of the Jordanian Football Association,
said: "I'm very proud to be able to announce Harry's appointment to our
"He is a world class manager with an internationally
recognised record at the highest level."
On Wednesday, the 69-year-old Redknapp told British media
that he would be flying out to Jordan immediately after his first Derby game
against local Midlands rivals Nottingham Forest on Saturday and return for the
game at Cardiff on April 2.
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This is his first job as a national manager. He missed out
on the England manager's post when he was widely regarded as the favourite to
succeed Fabio Capello, but instead saw Roy Hodgson appointed ahead of Euro
Jordan have two World Cup qualifiers next month, against
Bangladesh and Australia.
Prince Ali, who lost out in last month's FIFA presidential
election, added: "This is a fantastic step for the national game in
"There are some important fixtures coming up for
football in this country and we are confident Harry is the man to help us
succeed in qualifying and take us to the next level."
Redknapp's last role in club management was at QPR, but he
left Loftus Road in February 2015 citing his need to have knee replacement
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