Harry Redknapp has admitted that if he had failed to help Tottenham avoid the drop last season, it would have ruined his career.
The Spurs boss returns to his former club Portsmouth this weekend, with a hostile reception expected.
Redknapp told the League Managers Association magazine: “When I took over at Portsmouth for the first time it was a big challenge because, in all honesty, the club wasn’t going anywhere at that point.
“Then I joined their rivals Southampton, which, looking back, was possibly crazy. And, of course, people also thought I was mad to return to Portsmouth when the club was bottom of the league.
“I really put my career on the line there, as I did when I joined Tottenham. They were bottom of the league and had I failed to turn things around it would probably have been the end of my career. I’ve given my utmost for every club I’ve managed.”
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