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Could these football managers make a comeback?

Thursday 4th May 2017
Will the return of Harry Redknapp entice other dormant managers to make a return? Redknapp's return could open the door for some other forgotten managers to get themselves back to mainstream working ways.

Harry Redknapp's decision to accept Birmingham City's offer of management came as a surprise to everyone as the former Premier League favourite has just turned 70 years old and should no doubt be enjoying his modicum of retirement.

Steve Coppell

Okay, I admit it, Steve Coppell is currently in a managerial role at Kerala Blasters in the Indian Super League but his decision to join the club came after a six year lay off from management. Coppell had taken roles with Crawley and Portsmouth at that time but as director of football rather than hands-on management.

I'm fairly certain the door would be open for Coppell to return to management in England given his wealth of knowledge and impressive CV - maybe Birmingham City will come knocking if Harry doesn't seek a contract extension at the end of the season? With an overall win rate of 40% from more than 1,000 games; Coppell would be a superb option for former Premier League side.

Bryan Robson

Captain Marvel himself may have turned 60 in January but he's still got a lot to offer football in general. Still turning out for the Manchester United legends team; Robson has settled into a life as an ambassador for the club but is probably best known, as a manager, for his time at West Bromwich Albion wherein he masterminded a superb relegation escape before totally losing the plot the season after.

Who wouldn't want one of the greatest captains of all time as their manager? Robson could find work anywhere if he wanted it; that I'm certain of, even if his performance as a manager hasn't been all that great - 148 wins from 436 games isn't a sparkling record but maybe he's yet to find the right club.

Avram Grant

Avram Grant was never truly beloved by any of his clubs in England but he still had a few decent jobs here and there!

Grant was gifted the Chelsea job as a close personal friend of owner Roman Abramovich, but he failed to replicate the successes of Jose Mourinho despite hardly changing the squad setup.

From there, Grant tried and failed at both Portsmouth and West Ham United before a trip to Partizan Belgrade and Grant's most recent role as the former manager of the Ghanaian national team. Clubs who like nothing more than keeping the managerial merry-go-round going ought to be looking at Grant - you can guarantee he'll take the job and soon be out on his Harris.

Gary Megson

Who else could prop the list up but Gary Megson - the man, the legend, the consistent loser.

For the entirety of his managerial career, up to his last role in 2012, Megson has posted an overall win percentage of just 36.6% from 652 games. Roughly 16 years a manager, Megson hasn't ever been the manager he could so easily have been but he'll no doubt find himself in demand from the likes of Doncaster if Darren Ferguson gets it wrong in League One.
Kristian Webb
A Manchester United fan who actually knows where Manchester is; I'm the chief writer for AccumulatorTips, ForzaSwansea and a contributor to WhatCulture's video game section. I'm a professional proofreader, content author and SEO Expert but that doesn't mean there won't be the odd grammatical error!

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