Derby confirm FA Cup winning boss to reignite promotion push

Derby County have confirmed the arrival of Harry Redknapp as the club’s ‘football advisor’, in a statement on their official website.

The Rams sacked boss Paul Clement earlier this season and opted to replace the former Real Madrid assistant manager with academy director Darren Wassall until the end of the season.

However, with yet another promotion bid falling apart, they have drafted in Redknapp in an advisory role for the rest of the campaign.

The club find themselves fifth in the Championship, currently seven points off the automatic promotion places.

Out of work since resigning as Queens Park Rangers manager in April 2015, the 69-year old will begin work at the iPro Stadium with immediate effect.

The former Tottenham and Portsmouth manager pipped his new charges to promotion in the playoff final while at Loftus Road in 2014.

‘From the first conversation I had with the Chairman it was clear he has exciting plans for the football club’, announced the ex-Southampton chief upon his arrival.

‘I am delighted to be able to help out and am looking forward to working with Darren and his team.’