Former Tottenham and West Ham manager lands new role as he links up with ex-Chelsea and Everton man

A former Tottenham Hotspur and QPR head coach will return to his managerial duties for the 2024 iteration of Soccer Aid.

Harry Redknapp's managerial career ended in 2017, with his last professional job in the role coming at Birmingham City in 2017. However, the former Tottenham Hotspur West Ham and QPR manager will return to the dugout to manage England in 2024 Soccer Aid.

He won't be alone - Redknapp will be joined in the dugout by Chelsea legend and former Everton boss Frank Lampard as well as former Grammy nominee Robbie Williams, who will both share the load of coaching duties. Lampard has managed in the past, having taken the reins at Derby County, Everton and his old club Chelsea.

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Redknapp will be able to call upon an assortment of former footballing stars and celebrities, including Jack Wilshere, Gary Cahill and Take Me Out presenter Paddy McGuinness.

Meanwhile, the World XI will be managed by Mauricio Pochettino, who is also the current Chelsea boss. He, too, will have a wide selection of iconic names to choose from - among them are Eden Hazard, Roberto Carlos and Line of Duty actor Martin Compston.

Frank Lampard said: “Playing in front of a sold-out crowd at Stamford Bridge is special – for any player, on any occasion. I’m excited to be doing that again – this time with Soccer Aid for UNICEF. Managing the Soccer Aid England team with Harry will be a proud moment and great fun – but the main focus is rightly on the millions of pounds we can all raise together. So, please buy your tickets for Sunday 9th June and lend us your support”.

Eden Hazard added: “My Chelsea family – I am coming home on Sunday 9th June! I can’t wait to see you all again. Playing at Stamford Bridge was always amazing. We won so many trophies together there. Some of the very best memories I have in football – seven brilliant years. I miss them.

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“As I enter a new chapter, we can write new history with Soccer Aid for UNICEF. Together, we can and will raise millions of pounds for children across the world. So, buy your tickets and let’s have a great day together in June”.

How can I watch Soccer Aid 2024?

Soccer Aid 2024 will take place on June 9 at Stamford Bridge - a kick off time has not been decided as of yet. Last year, in 2023, the game kicked off at 7:30 - so it's likely that the game will begin around this time. Notably, it is the first time that this fixture has been held at Stamford Bridge since 2019.

If you'd like to attend Soccer Aid, a ticket for a family of four (being two adults and two children) will cost you £60. If you can't make the game or would rather watch it from the comfort of your own home, the game will be shown live on ITV1 in England and Wales, as well as STV in Scotland.. Tickets are on sale now at