Pompey Fight To Hang Onto Redknapp!

Last updated : 10 January 2008 By Footy Mad - Editor

Portsmouth FC statement: "The club has received no approaches for the services of our valued manager Harry Redknapp.

"He remains as committed as ever to this football club. He recently signed a new improved four-year contract.

"The club has made significant investments over the last two years in both players and infrastructure and the results that are now being enjoyed are the fruits of those investments.

"Last season the club finished in its highest position for 52 years and this season we are on course to better that. We have recently won nine out of 10 away games, a club record.

"We are in the middle of the busiest time of the season because of a heavy fixture list and the month-long transfer window and as such this speculation is unhelpful."

Redknapp: "I really do not know anything about this. I have not spoken to anyone from Newcastle.

"When I saw Sam had left my immediate thoughts were that Alan Shearer was a certainty to take over.

"There's nothing in my being linked with the job. I had an offer not so long ago to take over at what I consider a massive club but I didn't go.

"I am happy down on the south coast."