In 2012, Harry Redknapp seemed certain to land the England job before being shunned in favour of Roy Hodgson.
Four years later and he’s finally earned a job in international football for Jordan.
Redknapp has been appointed to take charge of Jordan for the remaining two World Cup qualifiers as they seek to make it to their first ever World Cup.
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His side faced Bangladesh in his opening match and recorded a resounding 8-0 victory.
Not a bad start for ‘Arry.
But how’s he coping with the language barrier out in Jordan?
Imagine a Brit on holiday in the middle of Spain trying to order a jug on Sangria with a waitress that doesn't speak a word of English... Yeah, it's kind of like that.
Watch the hilariously awkward post-match interview starring Mr. Redknapp.
As you can see in the video, Redknapp doesn’t really understand the local people and they don’t seem to really understand him.
It makes for a brilliant interview, though.
The former Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham and Queens Park Rangers manager keeps repeating: “Jordan have some very good players” as he clearly can’t make out what the journalist is asking him.
While beating Bangladesh comprehensively was very much expected, Redknapp now faces a tougher task to overcome Australia in his next match.
Jordan must beat the Socceroos to reach the third round of Asian qualifying for the 2018 finals in Russia.
Before the two fixtures, Redknapp admitted that he would be willing to remain as Jordan manager for longer to help them qualify for the World Cup.
"If we win them and everyone is happy I'd love to come back," said Redknapp, per the BBC.
"We have to make sure we win. At the moment, it's two games but we'll look to the future after these two games. There's nothing I would like more than to be successful in these games.”
Redknapp was given the opportunity in the first place after Jordan’s Football Association president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein who asked him to take charge his the side ranked 82nd in the world.
"He is a world-class manager and he has proven that throughout his career," said former Fifa presidential hopeful Prince Ali.
"It is very rare you have people of this class. I spoke to many people but immediately it became evident Harry is the man for the job.”
It certainly seems a weird relationship but, if Redknapp can lead Jordan to victory over Australia, maybe he could have a long successful career in international management.
Maybe he needs to learn Arabic first, though.
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