Harry Redknapp has gone over to the dark side and joined Twitter.

In the space of just 30 minutes this morning he gained nearly 20,000 followers after launching @Redknapp, with the rider: ‘Football Manager, Pundit; Lover of sport.

It’s a far cry from the man who decried the social media platform throughout his time with Hoops, but one who launched his own account with the first tweet: ‘Lets see what all this is about then.’

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The manager scoffed at the medium time and time again at Rs, not least because captain Joey Barton controversially posted comments Redknapp was required to defend.

Things came to a ahead in October 2014 when Rio Ferdinand was fined £25,000 by the FA for offensive comments made on Twitter and banned for three games.

At the time the ex-manager said: “I don’t know what Twitter is, and I don’t want to know. It doesn’t interest me to be honest.”

Until now, it seems.

Redknapp resigned as Rangers boss a day after the January transfer window citing medical concerns.