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Harry Redknapp unlikely to return as manager of Jordan

Harry Redknapp is willing to act as an advisor for Jordan but is unlikely to return as boss.

The former Tottenham manager's two-game deal finished after a 5-1 defeat in Australia on Tuesday ended Jordan's chances of reaching the 2018 World Cup.

They missed out on reaching the next stage of the Asian section by a point despite an 8-0 win over Bangladesh in Redknapp's first game last week.

Redknapp, who was initially appointed by president of the Jordan FA Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, was open to extending his stay if they had progressed but still wants to help even if he is not manager.

He told Press Association Sport: "I would help them, the Prince or anyone, free of charge. I would meet them in London, have a chat and if they want me to do anything any time then I'm only too pleased to do it.

"I would do a little bit of stuff if they wanted me to. If I could help in any way then I would give my time because they were fantastic people. I don't know what full-time [manager] would be but I couldn't go and live away. I would like to see them get one of their own lads in.

Harry Redknapp managed Jordan in their final two World Cup qualifiers last month.

"I would have loved to have qualified for the Prince and all the people there. It was a great experience for me, something I'll never forget and something I'll treasure for the rest of my life."

Redknapp, also an advisor at Derby, was joined by long-time assistant Kevin Bond and conceded Tuesday's game in Sydney was a step too far for Jordan.

The ex-QPR boss said: "They were on a different level to us. Australia drew 2-2 with Germany, the world champions, and go to play England in a few weeks.

"Our lads are great lads but their set-up is on another level. There's always a gulf, that's football.

"But they were special people. All of the coaching staff stayed up [after the game]. They wouldn't go to bed because our flight was at 6:30 in the morning. They sat with us in the hotel until we left for the airport, even though they were tired."

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