According to a report from Football Insider, the 72-year-old is a shock candidate to take over from the Chilean in an interim role if he is shown the exit by the Hammers.
And writing on his personal Twitter account, Ex suggested that Redknapp would be eager to return to his former club.
He said: “Just one of a few names being considered.
“He very much wants the job and sees it as a perfect ending to his career to finish where it all started.”
It’s hardly a surprise that Redknapp would want the West Ham job if it becomes available. After all, the Hammers are his club, and he had a wonderful time there during his first spell as manager in the mid 90s to early 00s. Moreover, having been out of work since losing his job with Birmingham City in 2017, this would give the 72-year-old one last hurrah before he hangs up his managerial boots for good. The flip side of this argument is, however, whether or not Redknapp would be the right man for the Irons. The club need somebody who can galvanise the dressing room and stop the rot, and while Redknapp might be able to do that, this would still feel like a step backwards. There’s nothing wrong with revisiting your past if and when the moment calls for it, but Redknapp’s career has been on a steady delicate ever since he left Tottenham in 2012, and he averaged just one point per game at Birmingham, as per Transfermarkt. It’s a sad reality, but he surely isn’t the man for the job.