As the old saying goes, out with the old and in with the new. After sacking manager Juande Ramos, sporting director Damien Comolli and assistant boss Gus Poyet just hours ago, Tottenham have confirmed that the new regime at the club will start now — and it will start with the announcement of Pompey boss Harry Redknapp as manager!
“They spoke with Peter Storrie [Portsmouth chief executive] and he spoke with Daniel Levy, and I think they came to agreement where the club are actually playing £5milion in compensation which is a great deal for Portsmouth.
“But I think they needed the money, things are right but the club have been fantastic but we only get 19,000 – we tried to sell one more player during the window and in the end I guess they have sold the manager.”
Redknapp admitted he could not turn down the chance to move to Spurs.
“It was a great opportunity for me, Tottenham are a great club – but I honestly loved, genuinely love my time at Portsmouth I have never been happier – but Tottenham have come in and £5million is great for Portsmouth and I will now see what I can do at Tottenham.”
He also confirmed that he will be Tottenham boss before their match with Bolton and he is likely to pick the side, alongside caretaker management team Clive Allen and Alex Inglethorpe. (Sky Sports)
What a shocker! I’m not sure anyone — including Spurs supporters for that matter — saw this one coming! Pompey were currently making a move up the table with Defoe and Crouch leading the way. But apparently the draw of helping Tottenham stay up was too much for ‘Arry to pass on. He’s a risk taker, and at the moment that’s exactly what Spurs need.
Word coming from Sky claims Pompey will get £5milion in compensation for the chance to have Redknapp on the sidelines tomorrow against Bolton. I’m sure all Spurs supporters are wondering who he’ll pick for a starting XI!
Will Bentley be back on the pitch? Will he sell any of the summer signings in January? All we do know at the moment is that the Tottenham rollercoaster will continue to rage on for the foreseeable future.