Redknapp hits out at internet rumours

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Harry Redknapp - Tottenham Hotspur News

Harry Redknapp labelled claims he has resigned as Tottenham boss as “scandalous”.

Rumours have been awash on the internet that Redknapp was set to depart Spurs with a year left on his contract. Redknapp has said that it’s up to Daniel Levy to offer him a new contract if they think he deserves to remain at the helm.

Redknapp has already highlighted the fact that some Spurs players may become unsettled knowing that their boss only has a year to run on his deal. He has also claimed that he will not resign from his post – which is very reassuring that he is not prepared to walk away.

He told ESPN: “No, I haven’t resigned, and I have no idea why it is being suggested that I have resigned.

“This is an outrage; an absolute liberty for people to be putting around this kind of rumour on the internet.

“It is not true, there is not a chance I will resign. Why should I?

“I have a year left on my contract.”

“The simple situation is, I’ve got a year left on my contract. It’s up to Tottenham whether they want to extend that contract or not,” he said.

“If they don’t extend it and I go into my last year, it’s not an easy one when players know you’ve only got a year left.

“It’s not a case of me looking for security. What it’s about is players knowing you’ve only got one year left on your contract and knowing that it doesn’t work, basically.

“I think it’s a situation of, ‘well, he might not be here next year’.

“You don’t let players run into the last year of their contract if you think they’re any good, and you don’t let managers run into the last year of their contract if you think they’re any good.

“It’s up to Tottenham. If they think I’m okay and I’ve done a decent job and deserve an extension, they’ll give it to me.

“If Daniel doesn’t think I’m worth it, that’s up to him, that’s up to the club. There’s nothing I can do about it.”

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  1. he had ten points on the scum, looked like we could even do the championship and the cup but he fucked it all. Is he any good?

  2. I heard he was using the same agent as Wayne Rooney used when he last negotiated his contract. I remember a lot of news stories saying Rooney was leaving united before he signed a new deal to stay there. I guess this agent likes to whip up a frenzy of media crap in order to get his client the best deal.

  3. So, the England speculation won't/did affect the players, but him having a year left on his contract on which there are no restrictions about when he can sign a new one (i.e. after the current one has expired if we like), will.

    Which is it!? The latter sounds a bit inventive, and even it may now be the case, I doubt it was before he opened his mouth.

    As , much as I dislike him, I do think he's probably our best chance of pipping our competitors again next season. Harry has never had it so good and will not get better than us. If he proves himself, which i think the jury is still out, then we can offer him something. If he doesn't sign, then there are other, and potentially better options out there. Why should we put ourselves in a position where there's a high chance we have to give him a big pay off.

    Disgusting use of the media to further himself at the expense of the club, both financially and in terms of stability. No, not surprised. Is he putting our Vertonghen move at risk!? He's treading a line close to blackmail.

    • Well potentially, there are many. Moyes is the (medial/bookies) favourite, Capello is out of a job as is AVB. Slaven Bilic's contract with Croatia runs out this summer doesn't it? He's expressed an interest. There is of course a risk involved in changing your manager, and there seems a lot to be said for stability. There are no guarentees that any of the options mentioned above would be any better than Harry, but it certainly isn't always the case of 'better the devil you know'.

  4. Harry is got to be one of Tottenhams best ever managers, who else has got us champions league football. Before Harry ame we wouldnt of even thought of champions league and 2 points behind the scum would have been laughable.

    • That is exactly the sort of nonsense that Harry peddles. Since Levy arrived maybe. Jol was a lasagna away in case you've forgotten, and with noticeably inferior squad to what Harry has AND at a time when arse, Chelsea, and pool were much stronger and the top four was a closed shop.

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