Jason Cundy has signalled the importance of Harry Redknapp in Steven Pienaar’s decision to pick Tottenham over Chelsea.
Cundy told the Hawksbee and Jacobs show on talkSPORT: â€œTimes are changing and if you look back a few years ago then Tottenham wouldnâ€™t have been able to compete with Chelsea.
“When youâ€™ve got Champions League football to offer and you can attract some of the better players in the Premier League, then this is what happens.
â€œOnce again you have to commend Harry on getting Spurs in a position to do that. People talk about breaking into the cartel and whilst Manchester City will get there through financial clout, Spurs have done it with pure hard work and having the guts to employ someone like Harry Redknapp who didnâ€™t have Champions League experience. Sometimes itâ€™s too easy to go around Europe and think â€˜weâ€™ll heâ€™s got Champions League experience weâ€™ll take him.â€™
â€œTottenham have stuck by Harry and Harry has delivered the goods. Heâ€™s the reason why they can attract the lies of Pienaar.
â€œHe [Pienaar] must be thinking about his longevity and where does he see his chances of winning silverware and clearly now Spurs are in that bracket. Chelsea now are on the cusp of not getting in to that top-four, and we know how important financially that is.
â€œI think Spurs will go a long way in this Champions League and maybe thatâ€™s something else that Pienaar will be thinking about.â€
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