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Harry Redknapp reveals Mike Ashley once offered him use of a private jet from Bournemouth to Newcastle and back EVERY DAY to take Toon job but he feared criticism from Geordie fans if things went sour Newcastle owner Mike Ashley was looking for a new manager back in 2008 Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp was one of the names in the frame at the time Redknapp has revealed how Ashley offered to pay for private jet travel every day It meant Redknapp could continue to live in Bournemouth and "commute"  He could make one hour, 20 minute journey twice a day and be home for tea Redknapp ultimately rejected the job and Kevin Keegan was appointed instead 

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Harry Redknapp has revealed Mike Ashley was so keen for him to take the Newcastle United manager's job he offered to put on a private jet to get him to and from Bournemouth every day.

It was back in 2008, not long after Sport Direct owner Ashley took over at St James' Park, that Newcastle needed a new boss after Sam Allardyce left.

Redknapp was Portsmouth manager at the time but admits he was tempted by the chance to take charge at the Tyneside club - especially when Ashley mentioned the perks.

Harry Redknapp has revealed he was once offered the Newcastle United manager's job by Mike Ashley - a package that included some expensive perks

Harry Redknapp has revealed he was once offered the Newcastle United manager's job by Mike Ashley - a package that included some expensive perks

Ashley was Newcastle's owner back in 2008 and was searching for a new manager

Ashley was Newcastle's owner back in 2008 and was searching for a new manager 

One included the provision of a private jet to fly Redknapp from his home near Bournemouth every morning to Newcastle and then make the one hour 20 minute journey back in the evening if he wanted to get home.

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