After spending a whole transfer window trying to offload fringe players and missing out on key transfer targets due to inflated prices and a lack of squad spaces, Spurs fans must be astonished by comments in Harry Redknapp’s latest interview.
“If David wants to come to Tottenham I’d welcome him with open arms, he’s definitely still good enough to play in the Premier League”
This statement is a clear indication that there is no relationship between Harry and the board, and further highlights the lack of vision Harry has for the future of our club.
The comments also demonstrate a complete lack of faith in our current crop of players such as Lennon, Kranjcar, Rose, Ceballos, and Dos Santos.
When we’ve just cleared so much money from the wage bill, why would Daniel Levy even consider bringing Beckham to the club in anything over than a coaching role?
At 37 years old he would spend most of his time on the treatment table and based on the fact his remaining attributes are crossing and passing, he offers nothing that David Bentley can’t do.
When you consider Harry’s interest in Phil Neville, Joe Cole, as well as the signing of Brad Friedel, you start to realise that with an open cheque, book Harry could make us the ‘dad’s army’ of the Premiership.
Thankfully we have a strong chairman in Daniel Levy and I’m delighted he hasn’t backed the manager in the recent window.
As a shrewd businessman he’s probably not impressed with Harry’s transfer dealings. The club lost large amounts on Wilson Palacios and Robbie Keane, even though all of the deals Daniel Levy completed will be of great benefit to the club moving forward.
After a terrible start to our Premiership campaign, Spurs fans patience with Redknapp is being tested, and with so many managers that would jump at the chance to work with this talented squad, it’s surely only a matter of time before the board consider his position.
If a new manager joins the club next year then he will have plenty of funds to strengthen the squad and less difficulty in offloading players on high wages.
We now have a balanced squad with competition for places and there’s also the added bonus that many of the squad will have points to prove.
Many believe Harry’s key strengths are his transfer dealings and man management; he hasn’t succeeded in the transfer market, so now he’ll have to use his man management skills to prove his credentials as the next England manager.