White Hart Lane boss not a happy man.
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Harry on the brink: Redknapp ‘close to the end’ at Spurs… and City supremo could offer escape route
Harry Redknapp is close to parting company with Tottenham and could leave before the end of the month.
The position of the manager, who again guided Spurs to fourth place in the Premier League, is becoming increasingly uncertain as problems relating to a new contract come to a head.
Redknapp has only a year left on his current deal and wants a longer-term commitment, but he has been left uneasy by the club’s reluctance to offer it.
Instead of preparing to lead his country out against France tomorrow, as most expected Redknapp would two months ago, he will watch from the sidelines and is thought to be open to the idea of a pay-off from Tottenham.
SOURCE: Daily Mail
By all accounts Harry Redknapp is so exasperated by the length of time it has taken to secure talks with Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy about a new contract that he is ready to walk. This source goes on to say that Man City owner Sheik Mansour, who also owns Al Jazira, is ready to offer the vacant job at the Abu Dhabi club.
Redknapp has been a big success during his spell as Tottenham boss, taking over when the North London club were ensoncsed in the relegation zone and steering them to two top four finishes, a Champions League Quarter Final and an FA Cup Semi-Final to boot.
He has constructed a squad that is far superior to the one he inherited from Juande Ramos but for some reason Levy is stalling on offering the 65 year old a new contract.
2012 has been a tough year for Harry Redknapp. As well as having to deal with a trial of tax evasion, in which he was found not guilty of all charges, the former West Ham manager was looking likely to take over from Fabio Capello as England boss only as it turned out the FA opted to ignore the fan’s favourite and appoint Roy Hodgson instead.
Daniel Levy may want to nip this in the bud because if he loses Redknapp’s services he may well see a number of the club’s top performers become all the more vulnerable to interest from prospective suitors.