Harry Redknapp denies Newcastle link

Harry Redknapp has distanced himself from reports linking him with the Newcastle United job, report Sky Sports.

The former West Ham, Portsmouth and Tottenham Hotspur boss has been touted as a potential replacement for under fire Toon manager Steve McClaren.

The Magpies have won just two games all season under the stewardship of the ex-England manager and are in a state of disarray, leading to growing calls amongst the club’s support for him to be sacked.

However, Redknapp has poured cold water over suggestions he could be drafted in to help stave off relegation on Tyneside.

The 68-year old took to Twitter to distance himself with the Magpies.

‘Not heard anything about Newcastle. They’ve got a great manager in Steve.’

‘I’ve worked with him, he’s excellent. I’m sure he’ll get it right.’

Redknapp has been out of the game since leaving Queen’s Park Rangers in February, having been unable to prevent relegation at Loftus Road.

Newcastle are above only bottom side Aston Villa in the Premier League and face a clash with high flying Liverpool this weekend before playing Spurs.