LEGENDARY Football Manager and winner of I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here Harry Redknapp visited Llanelli last Friday (Mar 1).
Mr Redknapp was the special guest at former goalkeeper Glan Letheren’s annual fundraising dinner at the Stradey Park Hotel.
Harry Redknapp was born in March 1947 and is an English football manager.
He has previously managed AFC Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur, Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City.
In his second spell at Portsmouth, he managed the side that won the 2008 FA Cup. At the conclusion of the 2009–10 season, he guided Tottenham into the UEFA Champions League.
It is no wonder that so many turned out for this special event to listen to one of the most famous names on British TV in the last year.
With over 300 people from the football community packed into the large conference room, guests from the star table made their entrance with Redknapp coming in last.
Former Welsh international and ‘good friend’ of the former Tottenham Hotspur manager Terry Yorath was also in attendance along fellow Welsh international Matthew Jones.
A Q&A was held where members of the audience asked Redknapp about his footballing life, I’m a Celebrity experience and St Davids Day.
The aim of the evening was to raise money to help support young, local, sporting talent.
Speaking about the event Glan Letheren said: “I am an advocate of young people taking up sport, it takes keeps off the street playing sport. It can only benefit them.
“You hear a lot about obesity in the press and it is a massive issue. We need to keep children off the computers and get them out to the football field, rugby field, hockey field. It is vitally important.”
Speaking after the event Harry Redknapp said: “It has been a great night, so many nice people and great characters.
“Seeing Terry Yorath, Matthew Jones and Glan Letheren, lots of good lads was great. I really enjoyed it.”
Redknapp went on to mention what a ‘special’ player Welshman Gareth Bale is and how passionate the Welsh were in sport.
“It is St Davids Day, you bashed England in the rugby and I was here on Tuesday watching my horse run at Ffos Las (Racecourse)” Harry quipped.
He concluded by saying: “It has been a good week for Wales.”