Harry Redknapp looks set to secure a return to management after confirming he expects to become the new Queens Park Rangers boss to replace Mark Hughes.
The 65-year-old is one of the most popular figures in football and has already managed West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur in the capital.
Here, Sky Sports takes a look back at Redknapp's career as both a player and manager.
1947: Born Poplar, March 2.
1964: March - Signs professional forms for West Ham following apprenticeship.
1965-71: Makes 149 league appearances for the Hammers, scoring five goals.
1972-75: Signs for Bournemouth in August 1972. Makes 101 league appearances.
1976: September - Signs for Brentford, but makes just one appearance.
1982: September - Returns to Bournemouth as coach.
1983: Takes over from Don Megson as manager of the Cherries.
1984: Club languish second from bottom in the old Division Three but beat holders Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.
1987: Guides Bournemouth to Division Three title.
1992: Leaves Bournemouth to return to West Ham as assistant manager to Billy Bonds.
1994: Named as the Hammers' eighth manager in the club's history after Bonds resigns.
2001: Hammers stave off threat of relegation with three weeks of the season remaining but, with the club 14th in the table, Redknapp decides to quit.
June 21 - Appointed director of football at Portsmouth.
2002: Becomes manager at Fratton Park when Graham Rix is sacked.
2003: April - Leads Portsmouth to promotion to the Premier League.
2004: May 15 - Pompey finish 13th in Premier League.
November 24 - Resigns as Portsmouth manager.
December 8 - Confirmed as Southampton manager.
2005: May 15 - Southampton lose 2-1 at home to Manchester United and are relegated from the Premier League on the final day of the season.
December 3 - Redknapp walks out on Saints, claiming he made "a monumental mistake" in leaving Portsmouth.
December 7 - Portsmouth confirm Redknapp as their new manager.
2006: May 25 - Redknapp signs a new three-year deal with the club.
September 19 - Accused by BBC Panorama programme of attempting to tap up Blackburn player Andy Todd. Redknapp refutes the allegation.
2007: May 13 - Portsmouth finish seventh in Premier League.
June: Lord Stevens publishes final report into transfer irregularities. Its only criticism of Redknapp was his ownership of a racehorse thought to have been given to him by agent Willie McKay. Redknapp told the inquiry it was possible he did own the horse but insisted he had not made any money out of it.
October 29 - Signs a new contract with Portsmouth until 2011.
November 28 - One of five men arrested by City of London Police investigating corruption in football. The men were held on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting - and were released without charge later the same day.
2008: January 11 - Meets with Newcastle chairman Chris Mort and is offered the job of manager, but he rejects the offer a day later.
May 17 - Portsmouth beat Cardiff 1-0 at Wembley to lift the FA Cup.
May 23 - Redknapp wins his High Court claim that police who raided his home as part of a corruption inquiry were acting unlawfully.
October 26 - Redknapp reveals he has agreed to become Tottenham manager.
2009: May - Having taken over with Spurs bottom of Premier League and with just two points from eight games, guides club to eighth-placed finish.
2010: April 11 - Spurs beaten 2-0 in FA Cup semi-final by Portsmouth.
May 5 - Secures top-four Premier League finish and place in Champions League qualifying round with 1-0 win at Manchester City.
July 13 - Signs contract extension to keep him at White Hart Lane until 2013.
November 2 - Spurs stun Inter Milan 3-1 at White Hart Lane in the outstanding performance of a Champions League campaign that ends in the quarter-finals.
2011: May - Spurs finish fifth in the Premier League, missing out on the Champions League.
November 3 - Redknapp misses Tottenham's Europa League trip to Rubin Kazan after a having a heart procedure, and goes on to miss further matches while he recovers.
2012: February 8 - Redknapp is acquitted on charges of cheating the public revenue. On the same day, Fabio Capello's abrupt departure from England sees Redknapp installed as the favourite to replace him. During weeks of speculation, Tottenham's form dips.
May 1 - England name Roy Hodgson as Capello's successor.
May 13 - Having conceded a 10-point advantage over Arsenal, Tottenham finish the season fourth.
May 19 - Chelsea's victory in the Champions League final costs Tottenham a place in the tournament next season.
June 12 - Redknapp rejects speculation he is set to leave Tottenham.
June 14 - Spurs confirm he is to leave the club.
August 26 - Says in an interview he wants to return in a management role at the top level in England.
September 7 - Takes up advisory role with Bournemouth.
November 22 - Reports say he is close to taking over as manager of Ukraine.
November 23 - Redknapp confirms he is set to become QPR's new manager after the club sacked Hughes earlier in the day.