Harry Redknapp to coach against Socceroos

Prominent English manager Harry Redknapp has reportedly been signed as the manager of the Caltex Socceroos' World Cup qualification rivals Jordan for their remaining two matches against Bangladesh and Australia.

The UK's Daily Mail reports that the 69-year-old manager, who most recently was in charge of Queens Park Rangers in 2015, is to take over the reins of the Jordanian national team before moving on to a role with Championship side Derby County.

The popular manager has never coached a national team before, however has pedigree at club level, having coached 1,380 games in a career that has included clubs such as Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth, Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and most recently QPR.

Formely coached by Ray Wilkins in last year's Asian Cup, this will not be the first time a foreigner has taken charge of the Jordanian national team in the last twelve months and comes courtesy of Redknapp's friendship with Prince Ali.

Jordan require just a solitary win from their final two matches to qualify for the third and final round of Asian qualifiers, while also qualifying for the Asian Cup in 2019.