Harry Stays!

By Jim Bonner
Last updated : 12 January 2008
Pompey fans breathed a huge sigh of relief this morning as Harry Redknapp revealed that he is staying at Pompey.

It was revealed that he had spoke to Chris Mort about taking the role yesterday, but has decided against taking what I, and many others would call the toughest job in football.

Details of why he changed his mind haven't been revealed but I think we can say a huge "thank you" to Sandra Redknapp, who could have been the deciding factor in the decision as she apparently didn't want to move from Sandford.

Harry told staff at the training ground this morning that he was staying with Pompey after thinking about the offer overnight according to the official site. Peter Storrie said that it has "taken a huge wrench" away from his stomach and Sacha was equally delighted.

As you can probably tell, I am absolutely delighted with the news that he is staying with us after being resigned to losing him. It looks like Newcastle fans are too as Alan Shearer now seems favourite to take the reins at St. James' Park. In my opinion he is the only man who can realistically take that job because any other realistic candidates would be under immense pressure from the start whilst Shearer is their biggest legend and would be given time simply because of who he is.

Make no mistake though, Harry staying is the best news Pompey fans will receive all January.

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