The Rams are fifth in the Championship, seven points adrift of an automatic promotion place.
Redknapp, who has been out of work since leaving QPR in January 2015, told the club website: “From the first conversation I had with the chairman (Mel Morris) it was clear he has exciting plans for the football club.
“I am delighted to be able to help out and am looking forward to working with Darren and his team.”
Now it is attempting to fight back, describing itself as a “victimised institution”.
New Fifa president Gianni Infantino, elected in February, also claimed corrupt officials had “abused positions of trust”.
He added: “They caused serious and lasting damage to Fifa, its member associations and the football community.
“The monies they pocketed belonged to global football and were meant for the development and promotion of the game.
“Fifa as the world governing body of football wants that money back and we are determined to get it no matter how long it takes.”
Once the money had been recovered, Infantino said it would be directed back to its original purpose of benefitting and developing international football.
He added: “These dollars were meant to build football fields, not mansions and pools; to buy football kits, not jewellery and cars; and to fund youth player and coach development, not to underwrite lavish lifestyles for football and sports marketing executives.”
Many critics will see this as Fifa effectively suing itself – a convenient and cynical act of hypocrisy, given the organisation’s close historical links with the defendants it is now taking action against.
But it should come as no surprise.
Fifa’s survival depends on it retaining the victim status afforded it by the US Department of Justice and this helps reinforce the narrative that it was the injured party in football’s corruption scandal, rather than the perpetrator.
With millions of dollars being spent each month on lawyers to clean up the scandal, as well as the loss of key sponsors, Fifa could do with the money.
Significantly, it publicly accepts for the first time that some members of its executive committee regularly sold their votes and that South Africa’s $10m payment to Warner and Blazer was indeed a bribe for the 2010 World Cup.
It is hard to imagine such an admission while Blatter was still in charge of Fifa, but Infantino will hope it helps him demonstrate that football’s governing body has turned a corner.
Cheltenham Festival has cancelled a booking involving a Championship footballer after a player was pictured appearing to urinate into a glass.
Midfielder Samir Carruthers is said to have been caught by a photographer as he relieved himself on a balcony.
Mr Carruthers, 22, was surrounded by race goers at the prestigious meet.
MK Dons said in a statement: “The club has commenced an internal investigation into the matter.”
In a tweet, Cheltenham Racecourse said: “In regards to images of inappropriate behaviour from yesterday, we have cancelled their booking for today.”
Further images show a glass of liquid being poured over a balcony railing by another man in the group containing Mr Carruthers.
A spokesman for MK Dons – currently just one point above the relegation zone in the second tier of English football – said neither Mr Carruthers nor any other MK Dons player threw liquid over the balcony.
The four-day Cheltenham Festival is one of the highlights of the horse racing season, with the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall and the Countess of Wessex among the guests at this year’s event.
Manchester City will be without captain Vincent Kompany for at least a month after he injured a calf against Champions League opponents Dynamo Kiev.
The Belgium defender, 29, has started just 13 games in the Premier League this season and has had 14 calf injuries since signing in 2008.
“Vincent has again a muscle injury in his calf, the same problem he has had before,” said Pellegrini.
Kompany is set for a scan on either Wednesday or Thursday.
But Pellegrini expects the player to be out for “a minimum of one month”, adding: “Vincent must be very strong mentally.
“It’s very difficult to accept but he has nothing else to do.”
Kompany will sit out Sunday’s derby against Manchester United and is likely to miss the Champions League quarter-final first leg on 5 or 6 April.
His importance to City is clear. This season, they have conceded a goal every 156 minutes when he is on the pitch and every 70 minutes without him.
BBC Radio 5 live co-commentator Andy Townsend said Kompany’s injury should be a serious concern for Manchester City.
“This is a recurring injury and it’s becoming a chronic situation with his calf,” said Townsend. “It must be seriously worrying for him now.
“The club have to seriously think about the lad’s long-term career. This injury is such a persistent one that he is going to have a serious, serious issue if he’s not careful.
“With players I’ve spoken to over the years who have had recurring problems, like Michael Owen, they say you run on the field and you’re petrified that your body is going to let you down.”
Pellegrini, who will leave the club in the summer to be replaced by current Bayern Munich boss Pep Guardiola, said reaching the last eight for the first time is “a very important achievement for the club”.
City will learn their quarter-final opponents in Friday’s draw, with Barcelona the side to avoid according to Pellegrini.
Luis Enrique’s side are not yet through to the last eight but hold a 2-0 lead over Arsenal ahead of Wednesday’s second leg at the Nou Camp.
“The team that it is better than all the other teams is Barcelona,” said Pellegrini. “I think all the other teams are at a similar level.”
Barcelona have knocked City out of the Champions League in each of the past two seasons.
Despite City’s progress, Rio Ferdinand is unimpressed.
“I think they’ve gone backwards,” the former England and Manchester United defender told BT Sport.
“Have they got any real chance of winning the Champions League? No. They’re further down than at any time since the money was injected.”
Manuel Pellegrini – who will be replaced by Pep Guardiola as boss next season – wants to finish by making City champions of Europe for the first time.
After winning the League Cup last month, the Champions League remains City’s only realistic hope of a second trophy this season, as they lie 12 points behind leaders Leicester in the Premier League.
Pellegrini has made history by taking City further in the competition than any other manager, but can he go all the way?
Well, they will want to avoid Barcelona in the draw for the next round – should the holders complete the job against Arsenal on Wednesday – having been knocked out by the current Spanish champions in each of the last two seasons.
It was just as well that City had done the damage in the first leg, as this was a desperately poor performance against a Kiev side who have never won in England.
With the match taking an almost testimonial feel for long spells, neither striker Sergio Aguero nor midfielder Toure could exert their influence and missed the opportunity to signal their intent to other teams left in the tournament.
Kompany’s calf concerns continue
Injuries to both of City’s first-choice centre-backs will be of big concern to the home supporters. Kompany misjudged a long ball forward and pulled up after turning to retrieve the situation. He slumped down to the ground knowing straight away he had suffered another setback.
Manager Pellegrini confirmed Kompany had picked up another calf injury, which is the 14th he has suffered since joining the club in 2008.
Kompany had played 19 of City’s 46 matches this season, and the statistics show they are worse off when he is missing. Across all competitions, they have conceded a goal every 156 minutes with him on the pitch – but one every 70 minutes without him.
Fellow centre-back Otamendi also went off in the first half, unable to continue after a collision with a visiting player.
Man of the match – Miguel Veloso
The draw for the last-eight takes place on Friday at 11:00 GMT. City will face any of the following teams: Atletico Madrid, Barcelona or Arsenal, Bayern Munich or Juventus, Benfica, Paris St-Germain, Real Madrid, Wolfsburg.
Kompany has been ruled out “for at least a month” says Pellegrini so City must wait and see if Otamendi can recover in time for their Premier League game against rivals Manchester United on Sunday (kick-off 16:00 GMT).
The stats you need to know:
Manchester City are the seventh different English side to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League – after Arsenal, Tottenham, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester United and Chelsea – since the old European Cup was rebranded in 1992
City kept their first clean sheet in 10 Champions League matches – their last came in December 2014 against Roma
This was only the second time that City have failed to score in a Champions League match at the Etihad Stadium
City managed their one and only shot on target in this match in the 73rd minute