HARRY Redknapp’s managerial career got off to an inauspicious start back in 1983 – a 9-0 defeat to Lincoln City in his first game in charge of Bournemouth described by the man himself as ‘the end of the world.’
However, Redknapp soon set about building his reputation within the managerial game, guiding the Cherries to the Third Division title in 1986/87 with a club record 97 points.
He spent nine years in total at Dean Court, before he was forced to take time away from the game owing to a serious motor accident.
Redknapp eventually returned to the game in 1992 as assistant manager to Billy Bonds at West Ham United.
Two years later, he was appointed manager after Bonds left the Boleyn Ground.
He helped establish the club in the Premier League and introduced a number of young players from the club's academy, with Rio Ferdinand, Joe Cole, Michael Carrick and his nephew, Frank Lampard, coming through the ranks.
The highlight of Redknapp's reign at Upton Park was a brilliant fifth-place finish in the Premier League in 1999, earning the club a place in Europe.
He was quickly back in football after his departure from the Hammers in 2001, becoming Portsmouth's director of football that summer and then manager the following year.
Redknapp ended Pompey's 15-year wait for top-flight football by leading them to promotion. The club then finished 13th in the Premier League the following season.
However, by November 2004, Redknapp's relationship with Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric had broken down completely and he chose to resign.
Redknapp's next destination could not have been more controversial, joining fierce local rivals Southampton.
Saints were relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season and Redknapp was back at Portsmouth by December 2005, admitting he had been wrong to leave.
Redknapp was to enjoy greater success in his second stint at Fratton Park. He kept them up, then took them to ninth and eighth-place finishes.
He then achieved hero status by winning the FA Cup in 2008, as Portsmouth beat Cardiff City 1-0 at the new Wembley Stadium.
When Tottenham Hotspur came calling in October of that year, Redknapp made the move to north London – despite Spurs then sitting at the foot of the Premier League table.
With Redknapp at the helm, however, the White Hart Lane outfit finished eighth that season, before he guided them to fourth the following campaign, ensuring the club qualified for the Champions League for the first time in their history.
Tottenham subsequently reached the quarter-finals in Europe's elite competition, recording famous wins over some of the continent's most prestigious clubs. They also performed well in the league, finishing fifth.
Redknapp was named Premier League Manager of the Year for his achievements, but things took a turn for the worse midway through the next season, with speculation rife that he would be offered the England job.
Roy Hodgson eventually got the nod ahead of Redknapp, but his relationship with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy suffered in the meantime, and he left White Hart Lane on June 13th.
BORN on June 22nd 1957 in West Ham, London, former player and now coach, Kevin Bond, is a trusted ally of Harry Redknapp.
He is the son of John Bond, also a former footballer, and left his position as assistant manager at Tottenham Hotspur in June on the back of Redknapp’s departure from White Hart Lane.
Bond began his coaching career as reserve team coach at former club Manchester City before he expanded his experience with roles at Wrexham and Altrincham.
In October 1997, he plunged into frontline management, taking over at Stafford Rangers. By early May 1998, Bond was named as assistant manager to Alan Ball at Portsmouth.
From there he moved on to West Ham United to become a scout and was later promoted to the role of reserve team coach under Redknapp.
Bond then spent the next portion of his working life working with Redknapp on the South Coast at both Southampton and Portsmouth as assistant manager.
He then left the safety of Redknapp to join another ex-West Ham player / manager, Glenn Roeder, at Newcastle United as his assistant before leaving in September 2006. But he was soon back in football when named manager of Bournemouth just a month later.
He was in charge at Dean Court for almost two years before becoming Redknapp's assistant at Spurs.
Bond began his playing career at Norwich City while his dad was boss. He played 161 times for the club, scoring 14 goals and earning two England 'B' caps.
From there he moved to the Seattle Sounders in America before returning to England and his father at Man City for the start of the 1981/82 season.
Following 110 games for City, he moved to Southampton where he spent four years, playing 140 games.
Bond then ventured along the South Coast to join Bournemouth, with whom he played 126 matches before transferring to Exeter City, Sittingbourne and Dover Athletic, where he finished his career.
FIRST TEAM COACH
BORN on December 15th 1951 in Carluke in South Lanarkshire, Scotland, Joe Jordan is a former player and now coach.
His most recent job was as first-team coach at Tottenham Hotspur under Harry Redknapp. He left Spurs along with Redknapp and the rest of his coaching team in June.
Jordan also worked under Redknapp at Portsmouth and has held a number of coaching positions in the past.
He has been manager at Bristol City (twice), Hearts and Stoke City, while assistant roles have also come with Celtic, Northern Ireland and Huddersfield Town.
A bruising striker in his playing days, Jordan represented Leeds United, Manchester United and AC Milan among others. He also made 52 appearances and scored 11 goals on the international stage for Scotland.
He was part of the successful Leeds team of the 1970s, winning the 1973/74 First Division title. The Scot was also a losing finalist with Leeds in the 1973 Cup Winners' Cup and 1975 European Cup finals, as well as the 1979 FA Cup final with United.
He is also the only Scottish player to score in three World Cups – 1974, 1978 and 1982. For his efforts for club and country as a player, he was included in the Scottish Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
He is held in the highest regard among Scotland fans and is best remembered for scoring a crucial goal against Czechoslovakia in 1973, ensuring the Tartan Army qualified for their first World Cup finals in 16 years.
A highly-respected goalkeeping coach, Kevin Hitchcock joined Fulham in July 2010.
During his professional career he enjoyed spells at Barking, Nottingham Forest, Mansfield Town, Chelsea and Northampton Town.
Hitchcock made the transition into coaching when he joined up with Gianluca Vialli at Watford as goalkeeping coach in 2001, before later teaming up with Mark Hughes at Blackburn Rovers.
Following Hughes' appointment as manager of Manchester City in 2008, Hitchcock also moved to Eastlands.
In March 2010 he was appointed goalkeeping coach at West Ham, leaving the club in June.
Hitchcock went on to join Fulham, along with Hughes, later that year.
HEAD OF COACHING
GLYN Hodges was appointed head of coaching and coach Education in July 2012.
Hodges, a former Welsh team-mate of gaffer Mark Hughes, was drafted in to revamp the youth and development structure at Loftus Road.
The 49 year-old was part of Hughes's coaching staff at Blackburn Rovers, Manchester City and Fulham.
Hodges had two spells as Caretaker Manager of Barnsley and has also coached at Leeds.
HEAD COACH ELITE DEVELOPMENT SQUAD
FORMER QPR midfielder Marc Bircham became part of the club's youth set-up at the start of the 2009/10 campaign.
London-born Bircham started his professional career at Millwall, before arriving at Loftus Road in 2002 - instantly becoming a fan favourite.
The fiery midfielder - a lifelong QPR fan - spent five years as a player in W12 and was pivotal in the club reaching the League One Play-Off final in 2003, before winning promotion to the Championship in 2004.
He left Rangers in 2007 to join Yeovil Town, before being forced into early retirement owing to injury.
Bircham assisted youth development manager Steve Gallen when the pair took temporary charge of the R's first team in December 2009.
He earned 17 caps for Canada during his playing career and has recently been appointed coach of his adopted nation's Under-18 side.
Bircham was appointed head coach elite development squad in August 2012.
YOUTH DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
STEVE Gallen was appointed QPR youth development manager in 2009, following a number of years in charge of the R's Under-16 squad.
Gallen, who grew up in Acton, West London, captained Rangers' Youth Team early in his career, but was released after a series of injuries.
Despite this, Gallen joined Yorkshire outfit Doncaster Rovers, before spells in the Far East and Non-League football.
Gallen also represented Republic of Ireland at Under-18 and Under-21 level.
After completing his coaching badges, he began work with the the R's Under-10 squad.
Gallen, along with his current assistant Marc Bircham, took temporary charge of QPR's first team in December 2009.
His Under-18 side were crowned double champions last term, clinching the Football League Youth Alliance League Championship in the process.