From the publisher:
Harry Redknapp spent 15 years at AFC Bournemouth as a player, coach and manager, longer than at any other club in his colourful career in football. Despite this lengthy association, Redknapp's days at Dean Court have featured only fleetingly in his biographies to date. Now, with the co-operation of Harry himself, the tale of his rise from barely remembered player to the country's brightest young manager is told for the first time.
Harry shot to fame when lowly Bournemouth dumped Manchester United out of the FA Cup, overcoming a backdrop of financial turmoil to guide the Cherries out of English football's third tier for the first time. He then bounced back from relegation and from almost losing his life to nurture his son, Jamie, from schoolboy sensation into one of Britain's most expensive teenage players. Featuring painstakingly researched archive material and interviews with team-mates, colleagues and friends, this is an inside account of Redknapp's years at Dean Court, as well as a history of two decades in the life of the Cherries.
Michael Dunne has written about football in The Guardian, The Observer, When Saturday Comes and in many other publications. He grew up supporting Harry Redknapp's Bournemouth in the 80s and was a schoolmate of Harry's son, Jamie. For several seasons, Michael produced and presented the AFC Bournemouth podcast All Departments, a period which coincided with the Cherries' fairy-tale rise from near oblivion to the Premier League.