I’m never that sure about Harry Redknapp’s column in The Sun. He’s been doing it for a few years now, but now that he’s the manager of Spurs isn’t it time to knock it on the head? You don’t see Ferguson or Wenger with columns in the Daily Star.
The problem with having a newspaper column (even if you don’t write it yourself) is that you have to constantly be giving your opinion on things and opinions can come back to haunt you. Rarely a day goes by without Harry being quoted somewhere and quite a few of these stories originate from his column in The Sun.
Call me old fashioned but I prefer managers to be strong silent types. Perhaps it’s because people are still ripping it out of us for Glenn Hoddle’s needless revelation that Rivaldo ‘almost’ joined Tottenham.
Another reason that Harry should perhaps think again about his column in The Sun is that he wouldn’t get roped into making adverts for the paper, like this. The best that can be said is that at least Harry’s only in the choir and has left the lead vocals to El Tel.
Venables is another manager who’s always courted the media and loved the spotlight, possibly to the detriment of his career as a football manager. He’s also got a reputation as a dodgy geezer who’ll do anything for some extra cash. Remind you of anyone?