What is Harry Redknapp’s new TV show about, how old is he, and how long has he been married to wife Sandra?

HARRY Redknapp swapped the dugout for the Australian jungle by heading into the I’m A Celebrity camp this year.

He managed to take home the winning title by beating fellow campmates Emily Atack and John Barrowman – but what else do we know about the former football manager and newly crowned King of the Jungle?

Harry Redknapp is a former West Ham and Tottenham manager
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How old is Harry Redknapp? What is his background?

Harry Redknapp, 71, is a former West Ham and Tottenham manager who won the FA Cup with Portsmouth in 2008.

He was born on March 2, 1947, in Poplar, London.

He made 149 appearances for West Ham and 101 for AFC Bournemouth.

The former midfielder finished his career at the Seattle Sounders as a player-coach, making 24 appearances before becoming an assistant at Oxford City for Bobby Moore.

His first major coaching role was at AFC Bournemouth where he was assistant manager to David Webb.

He stepped up to manager in 1983 and saw the club beat Manchester United in the FA Cup.

Redknapp also managed clubs including West Ham, Southampton, Tottenham, QPR and Birmingham but his most famous period as a manager was while he was at Portsmouth for his second spell.

During the 2008-09 season, Redknapp helped Pompey lift the FA Cup.

The run included a quarter-final win over Manchester United and in the final they beat Cardiff 1-0.

Redknapp is the last English manager to win a major English trophy.

Why did he go on I’m A Celebrity and how much did he get paid?

Before going on the show Redknapp said: “I was going to do Strictly this year, but I didn’t think I could dance, that was one thing. I actually had a trial with one of the professionals who came round my house.

“She was fantastic, but after I trod on her toes about five times I realised I wasn’t a very good dancer.”

The former manager pocketed £500,000 for his stint on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

He was the second-highest celeb on the show, behind Noel Edmunds who took home £600,000.

What is his new show about?

Harry is hoping to return plump football players to their former glory by getting one final hurrah over the old enemy, the Germans.

As part of a hilarious new two-part ITV series, Harry’s Heroes: The Full English, many of the lardy legends — including David Seaman, Chris Waddle, Matt Le Tissier, and Paul Merson — are called on to play on the condition they get into shape.

Harry, supported by former Liverpool star John Barnes, has 12 weeks with the squad of 13 before their grudge showdown.

He pocketed £500,000 for his stint on the show
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What was the 1990 accident he was in?

In June 1990, Redknapp was involved in a car accident in Italy while there to watch the 1990 Fifa World Cup.

When travelling at night with York City chairman Michael Sinclair and his son, Adam, and Brian Tiler – Aston Villa chairman and Bournemouth’s managing director – they were involved in a head-on collision with another car which contained three Italian soldiers.

The crash killed Tiler and the three occupants of the other vehicle while Redknapp, who was covered in petrol, was pulled out of the car by Sinclair.

Redknapp was presumed dead at the scene but after spending two days unconscious he was flown home in an air ambulance which was paid for by Bournemouth.

He suffered a fractured skull, broken nose, cracked ribs and a gash in his left leg but made a full recovery except losing his sense of smell and gaining a facial tic.

Who’s the former Tottenham manager’s wife and when did he run her over?

Redknapp is married to wife Sandra and they have two sons – Jamie, who is a former footballer turned pundit, and Mark, who is a model.

His nephew is also Frank Lampard.

In October 2016, Sandra was seriously injured when she was “run over by her husband”.

The freak accident saw her coat caught in the car dragging her under the Range Rover and causing her to break her foot.

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