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Derby County close in on Harry Redknapp for advisory role

By Staff Reporter

Harry Redknapp is in talks with Derby over an advisory role until the end of the season, the Championship club have announced.

The former West Ham and Tottenham manager would aid rookie boss Darren Wassall.

Head coach Wassall last month replaced the sacked Paul Clement for the rest of the campaign, and has lost three of his seven league games in charge.

A statement read: "Derby County can confirm that discussions have been held with Harry Redknapp regarding the possibility of working in an advisory role until the end of the season.

"This would potentially provide support to Darren Wassall and the rest of the team."

Derby are fifth in the Championship but blew a 3-0 lead in the last seven minutes at Rotherham on Saturday to draw 3-3.

Wassall replaced Clement -who lasted seven months - with the Rams five points off top spot but they are now six points off the automatic promotion places.

Redknapp's last role was at QPR. He left Loftus Road in February 2015 citing his need to have knee replacement surgery.

Chelsea striker Diego Costa faces a three-match suspension following his red card at Everton.

Costa has been charged with misconduct for his reaction to his 84th-minute dismissal during Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final defeat. The FA are still investigating an alleged gesture by Costa aimed at Everton supporters.

Gareth Barry said Costa did not bite him so no action will be taken in that regard.

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