Harry Redknapp has rejected the chance to take charge of Bournemouth.

The Mirror says the former Tottenham boss - who kicked off his ­managerial career with a nine-year stint at Dean Court in the 1980s - told chairman Eddie Mitchell to give Paul Groves more time.

It is also believed Redknapp is saving himself for a Premier League job and is monitoring developments at QPR, where the pressure is mounting on Mark Hughes following a poor start to the season.