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Harry puts finishing touches to coaching staff

Posted on 8 November 2008  - 12:00

Assistant Manager Kevin Bond has been joined by Joe Jordan to complete Harry Redknapp's First Team full-time coaching appointments.

Harry puts finishing touches to coaching staff

Assistant Manager Kevin Bond has been joined by Joe Jordan to complete Harry Redknapp's First Team full-time coaching appointments.

Kevin joined the Club last week having previously worked with Harry at both Portsmouth and Southampton, and more recently spent almost two years as manager of Bournemouth.

The 51-year-old former central defender made his senior debut with Norwich City in 1976 where he played for a further five years, and earned two England B caps, before spending a short period in the United States with the Seattle Sounders

On his return to England, he played for four seasons with Manchester City up until 1984 when he transferred to Southampton. He returned to Bournemouth, where he began as a trainee, in 1988 before concluding his playing days at Exeter City.

Kevin's coaching career has also taken him to Manchester City and Newcastle United.

Joe joins us today ahead of our Premier League fixture against Manchester City.

The 56-year-old arrives as First Team Coach having previously been on the coaching staff at Portsmouth since 2005, including two spells under Harry's management.

A striker in his playing days, Joe played in three World Cups for Scotland in 1974, 1978 and 1982. He scored 11 goals in 52 internationals.

He kicked-off his career at Greenock Morton in 1968 before successful spells at Leeds United and Manchester United. He played in the European Cup Winners Cup Final for Leeds in 1973, won the First Division title in 1974 and then played in the European Cup Final in 1975.

He then moved to Old Trafford and played in the 1979 FA Cup Final before a move to AC Milan in 1981. Joe finished his playing days with spells at Hellas Verona, Southampton and Bristol City and later managed Bristol City, Hearts and Southampton, before joining Harry at Pompey.

Harry has also brought about the return of two ex Tottenham players as part-time coaches, Tim Sherwood and Les Ferdinand - their roles are currently being formalised.

Clive Allen remains in charge of the Development squad and will also assume First Team matchday duties.

Commenting on his coaching team, Harry said: "I am delighted to have Kevin and Joe with me here. They have both worked with me before, they are terrific football people and in my opinion they will bring so much to this Club.

"They have managed and coached at the top level and are two individuals who are not only friends but people who I can rely on 100% to do the job. You need people around you who you can trust and will back you and that is what I have got in Kevin and Joe.

"Clive has done a great job for me since I have been here. He will continue to work with me with the First Team, as well as contining his role with the Development squad. We will all muck in together.

"Tim and Les are also coming in to do a bit of work with the lads. Having them around the place will be great for us."