Concerns over health of White Hart Lane boss.
Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has undergone minor surgery after collapsing at the club training ground.
The 64-year-old was rushed to hospital last night and underwent tests and will now have an operation on a minor blockage in one of his arteries.
Spurs confirmed last night that Redknapp would have a “medical procedure”, ruling him out of the club’s trip to Rubin Kazan this week.
Assistant manager Kevin Bond and first-team coach Joe Jordan will take charge of the team for tomorrow night’s Europa League match in Russia.
Redknapp lives in Bournemouth and makes the 250-mile round trip to the club’s training ground most days along with Bond.
The former Portsmouth manager admitted in March 2010 he had started talking heart pills upon the advice of his doctors, but stressed it was not a major problem.
It is not known how long Redknapp will be away from work but he hopes to be back at work in time for Sunday’s clash with Fulham.
“I’m hoping I can be back at work again in a couple of days,” he told the Sun. “About a year ago I needed to take heart pills and I am still taking them regularly.
“I am absolutely fine and have no worries about my health but this game can make the most mild-mannered of people explode as when you are sitting on the bench you get eaten up inside from first to last whistle.”
On the stresses of management he added: “After a game I cannot sleep, there is too much going on in my head as I go over moves, think about game plans, think about which player has had a good or bad game – and it’s worse if you lose.”