Various comments on this site have alluded to a break down in relations between Spurs Chairman Daniel Levy and manager Harry Redknapp. In particular, there may have been issues over the Luka Modric affair where the chairman maintained his stance throughout, insisting that the player wasn’t for sale whereas Harry offered suggestions as to how difficult it was to keep a man who isn’t happy at the club.
It’s a surprise therefore that the newspapers hadn’t really picked up on this until the weekend when the Express highlighted the issue.
Within the article, it states: “There was a difference of opinion between the boardroom and manager before the transfer window closed, with Redknapp believing it was better to cash in on a player whose head had been turned and immediately invest the windfall on new signings.”
Is this close to the truth? The piece even goes on to name David Moyes as a possible successor and suggests that if our early results don’t improve, the Everton man could be brought in sooner rather than later.
That may be a little premature, but as the Fabio Capello reign as England manager draws ever closer to its climax, we can expect more of these stories to appear in the coming months.