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Cherries: Mitchell aims to bring Redknapp 'closer'
CHAIRMAN Eddie Mitchell has said he may try to persuade Harry Redknapp to take a more hands-on role at Goldsands Stadium.
Redknapp returned to the club a fortnight ago in an unpaid advisory capacity and has been casting an eye over matches from the directors’ box.
However, Cherries ’ poor start to the season has prompted Mitchell to weigh up asking Redknapp to become more involved with boss Paul Groves.
Mitchell told the Daily Echo: “I have said in the past we have got on our doorstep one of the best managers in the country. I have spoken to Paul about bringing Harry closer and need to discuss it with Harry.
“It would be one of many steps we would need to take to change and improve. We have got to re-examine everything. We are all trying to gain knowledge from Harry and, hopefully, we will.
“It would be great to be able to have that knowledge around the club and I would like to be able to bring it closer and that is what I am going to try to do.”
Speaking to the Echo after news of his advisory role broke earlier this month, Redknapp insisted he wasn’t interested in managing Cherries for a second time.