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Redknapp's a Chairboy! Sort of...

Chairboys make an appearance in 'A League Of Their Own' episode.

28 September 2018

Former Tottenham, Liverpool and England star Jamie Redknapp was last night unveiled as a new first-team coach of Wycombe Wanderers... though the 45-year-old won't actually be reporting for duty.

Chairboys fans watching the Sky gameshow 'A League Of Their Own' received a surprise when a prank initiated by host James Corden - who grew up in High Wycombe - resulted in Redknapp being offered a three-month deal as a coach at Adams Park.

Corden had applied on Redknapp's behalf for various managerial positions across the country and received a stack of rejection letters, but the response from Wanderers chairman Trevor Stroud was far more positive, and was read out on the show:

"Dear Mr Redknapp,

Thank you for your application for the managerial position here at Wycombe Wanderers Football Club.

We have carefully considered your submission, however due to the overwhelming success of last season’s promotion winning side, we feel that it would be unfair to remove our current manager Gareth Ainsworth from the post.

However, we would be willing to offer you an initial 3-month contract as one of our first team coaches, with the option to extend at the end of a trial period.

We believe that a former player of your calibre would be a great addition to our coaching team in League One.

Congratulations and thank you again for your interest, the club secretary will be in touch in due course.

Yours sincerely,

Trevor Stroud
Wycombe Wanderers"

Redknapp was then presented with a coach's jacket with his 'JR' initials emblazoned across the front, and declared his pride at being appointed by 'Wycombe Rovers' before heading off stage.

Filmed in July, the episode was aired last night and caused plenty of interest across social media, where the club's Twitter and Instagram accounts welcomed Jamie to the club and were rebranded as 'Wycombe Rovers' in honour of his error.

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