Premier League News
Tottenham Hotspur sack Harry Redknapp & lineup Martinez or Moyes
Harry Redknapp has been sensationally sacked by Tottenham Hotspur. The news comes after a deal between the 65-year-old manager and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy couldn’t be agreed, and Tottenham will now turn their attention to younger managers including David Moyes, of Everton, and Roberto Martinez of Wigan Athletic respectively.
Redknapp only had a year left of this contract as Tottenham manager, and Tottenham have credited his time at the club, with Levy saying in Spurs’ official statement:
“This is not a decision the board and I have taken lightly. Harry arrived at the club at a time when his experience and approach was exactly what was needed.”
“This decision in no way detracts from the excellent work Harry has done during his time with the Club and I should like to thank him for his achievements and contribution. Harry will always be welcome at the Lane.”
Spurs finished fourth in the Premier League last season, but narrowly missed out on a spot in this season’s Champions League campaign because Chelsea, despite only recording sixth last season, won the final back in May. Redknapp also had a very stressful court case earlier this year although was acquitted of cheating the Public Revenue alongside his then Portsmouth Chairman Milan Mandaric.
Redknapp was linked with the England manager’s job only a month ago, and while England decided to employ Roy Hodgson as new manager instead of Redknapp, the former West Ham an Portsmouth manager’s future was still unclear with Spurs failing to commit to extending his contract. Redknapp’s Tottenham record reads 8th, 4th, 5th and 4th in terms of Premier League finishes – and he thanked Spurs for his time in charge while also paid tribute to the players and staff around him during his tenure at the club. The Spurs website quotes Redknapp on his White Hart Lane exit:
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Spurs and am proud of my achievements.”
“I have had a fantastic four years with the club, at times the football has been breathtaking. I am sad to be leaving but wish to thank the players, staff and fans for their terrific support during my time there.”
Who do you think should replace Harry Redknapp following his sacking by Tottenham? Are David Moyes and Roberto Martinez the right men for the job, or should Spurs be looking further afield in their bid to find a replacement?