White Hart Lane boss set to be number one candidate for Anfield post?
Liverpool are planning a shock move for Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp, Sky Sports sources understand.
The Anfield outfit are searching for a new man at the helm after Rafa Benitez’s six-year reign was brought to an end by mutual consent on Thursday.
And Spurs boss Redknapp has emerged as a leading contender for the Reds hierarchy as they aim to bring stability back to Merseyside.
Liverpool legend Kenny Dalglish and managing director Christian Purslow have been charged with the task of identifying and selecting a replacement.
Dalglish knows Redknapp well having brought his son Jamie to Anfield in January 1991 when he was at the helm of the five-time European champions and the two families have been close ever since.
Redknapp’s reputation as a transfer market wheeler-dealer has made him an attractive option for Liverpool, who are heavily in debt and could have only £5million to invest in new players if they do not trim their squad this summer.
The former Bournemouth, West Ham, Southampton and Portsmouth manager has transformed the fortunes of the White Hart Lane club since replacing Juande Ramos in October 2008.
Redknapp his since guided the club into the top four of the Premier League – ironically at the expense of Liverpool – and they have the prospect of UEFA Champions League football to look forward to next season.
Spurs would be loath to lose the services of Redknapp, who has been granted an impressive transfer budget during his time in North London, and are sure to fight hard to keep the 63-year-old.
Redknapp has only one year remaining on his current contract at White Hart Lane and talks over a new deal are yet to take place. (Sky Sports)
He wouldn’t? Would he? Harry Redknapp has had a fantastic time at White Hart Lane and given he has just taken the north London club to the Champions League, would he really jack it in for a move to the Merseyside club?
Since Rafa left a few short days ago an ever expanding list of targets have been mooted as potential replacements. Guus Hiddink distanced himself from the post whilst Sven Goran Eriksson would probably sell any of his relatives for the post. Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish seem realistic whereas Manuel Pellegrini is probably just happy to take a break from the game after being sacked after securing more points in a La Liga season than any previous Real Madrid boss in the history of the world!
Whilst there can be no denying the size and grandeur of the club there can equally be no denying the mess they are in with Messrs Hicks and Gillett in charge. On the plus side Harry can use this as good leverage to getting a much improved deal. Luvly Jubbly!