Harry Redknapp’s been involved in football long enough to know that great opportunities are hard to come by. It’s taken him many years to reach the level he has, so should he risk throwing it all away?

A look at previous England managers such as Eriksson, Keegan, Hoddle and McClaren proves that it’s hard or even impossible to recover your reputation.

Its common knowledge that when top teams look for new managers they tend to look abroad; Capello, Mourinho, Ancelotti, Wenger – the list goes on. Daniel Levy fell into the trap when he appointed Juande Ramos, but hopefully he’s learned his lesson and we can be thankful that he appointed Redknapp when he did.

Whether Harry stays or goes, his time at Spurs will be viewed as a success. Thanks largely to his guidance and relationship with the chairman, Tottenham now have a squad full of technically gifted individuals that can compete at the highest level.

Although the Europa league was considered a hindrance, it’s been a fantastic experience for our youngsters and players such as Rose, Townsend and Carroll will now look to follow in Kyle Walkers footsteps. The summer signings of Friedel, Parker, and Adebayor, as well as the return of Ledley King have strengthened the first team and shown how effective this side can become.

The recent North London derby highlighted how much the team has improved. In the past we would have lost our bottle and caved in. It’s refreshing to see a Spurs side battling for a win and other than Van Persie there wasn’t an Arsenal player that would walk into our line-up.

With a new stadium on the agenda and plenty of funds to strengthen the squad, the immediate future looks bright for Spurs and there will be no shortage of applicants looking to work with this team.

Harry has already declared that the England job is a ‘poisoned chalice’, so would he would he stand a better chance of success and trophies with Spurs?

It may be that Harry sees the national job as his last challenge, but if a new manager comes in, makes a couple of key signings and really pushes for the title will Harry live in regret?

Time will tell…

COYS

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  1. I want Arry Boy to stay, he is probably the best English manager in the Prem if not England, so why would we want to lose him! I will understand if he does go in terms of him wanting to manage his country but then I think why the hell would he?? half the players don’t put in a shift and it’s a career killer, the last two managers have been ripped too pieces in the press and reduce to nothing! I think he would do a much better job than Capello but the whole England thing is stuck in a mess, if the big names are left out its an outcry, if youngsters are used insted of the big names it’s also an outcry! If Arry does leave it would be a great shame and Englands gain! Coys

  2. YES PLEASE! THE QUICKER THE BETTER ,DOESNT GIVE A TOSS ABOUT OUR CLUB ALWAYS ABOUT HIM FOUND THAT OUT
    GOING UP AND DOWN THE COUNTRY AND EUROPE
    FIRST TO PASS THE BUCK WHEN WE LOSE THE GEEZER HAS ONE OF THE BEST SQUADS IN THE PRIMIERSHIP
    BLEW IT LAST SEASON WITH HIS OWN SELF INDULGENCE
    COULDNT GIVE A FLYING FIG ABOUT ENGLAND ANYMORE
    I CARE ABOUT MY SPURS AND CANT STAND HIM
    COYS
    END OF RANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. IF HARRY HAD HIS WAY WOULD HAVE BEEN FULL OF OLD AGE PENSIONERS AND NO MODDERS,VDV OR SANDRO
    OR BALE. AND CROUCH STILL UP FRONT
    HE WILL PULL OUT THE STOPS BECAUSE HE “DOES WANT THE ENGLAND JOB”

  4. read the article! point of it is that with Levy controlling Harry Spurs can prosper, Levy wont allow HR to buy the pensioners, but with him managing the players only it works! add cahill, and Damiao, sign Ade full time. keep trimming and improving. sell jenas, bentley, etc buy likes of Hoilett etc. job done

  5. first and foremost Harry will not get offered the England head Coach, no chance. However, we need to bring in Ancelloti this summer.

  6. Harry will go if the England job is offered and he has made no secret that he wants it.

    Good luck to him if he goes as he has done well for Spurs and his new signings of Friedel, Parker, and Adebayor have been excellent.

  7. There are some right idiots on these sites. Just think back 3 years an remember the mess we were in. Harry has dragged us out of that into being top 4 contenders. He knows football and he knows how to talk to players. If he took the England job he would get us to play above our ability – we still wouldn’t win anything though because we are crap. The way we idolise an honest grafter like Rooney just shows how deluded we are. Not fit to polish Charlton’s boot. It he stays at Spurs and gets us back in the CL then he can retire in a couple fo years as a hero and always be welcomed back for a pie and a pint. But I suppose it is hard to turn down the England job if offered – even though you know it must end in disaster.

    • Agreed. I think they are mostly gooners/spammers having a pop at Redknapp Hoxton. England are just broke and Harry will have a job getting them performing.

      • tottenham were broke when he took over if u remember. we picked up straight away, and what a smashing game his 1st in charge was ey?!

  8. Harry has done well as a Spurs boss. I cant believe that people are moaning. I get that sometimes he has made strange choices but havent they all. You must judge him on his achievments. We are competing without spending top brass. We have depth, we are exciting. Somefans think there is somethink mythical about a foreign boss. Some fans also think that the grass is greener. They have forgotten Ramos, Gross and Francis. For god sake, if you are negative now you are a moron and should support man utd. Things are looking good. Harry should take the England job….it is the biggest honour in English football. he deserves a go and would probably be good at it…lets face it, they cant be any more boring. Spurs will then evolve…with a new stadium….young international players …a strong board and great fans. We should be having fun at the moment.

  9. Hurry up and get the england job! Levy has always aimed at having a coach rather than a “manager” of the old order where they had full control. Harry has had a dismal affect in the transfers and his man management is bloody awful. We’d have johnson, lampard, ferdinand (both of em) and joe cole if Harry was left in charge. He has no youth policy, Levy had this under his wing too along with Sherwood and allen. I remember moderic was too small, couldn’t play CM according to Harry. We lost fourth spot last term largely to harry not having any tactical nouse, so we lost far too many games to lowly opposition. He didn’t like bale either! When we signed Sandro he said ” they tell me he’s a good player”! When we got VDV he said ” didn’t know about it, the chairman did all the work”. VDV is in the top 2 or 3 players we have at spurs and is embroiled in an argument with harry coz harry can’t stay away from the media. So when VDV goes and ade leaves due to wage demands we’ll be stuck with defoe! Any manager that makes dawson captain has certainly got my vote to move on. But before he does I’d like to see defoe, pav and ade playing on the right hand side of midfield. they’d get crucified then harry can start another argument with each of em in turn. I’m no fan of bent or bently but neither deserved to be ridiculed in the media harry fashion. You certainly can’t turn ya back on harry he’ll knife ya as soon as look at ya! I don’t mind managers being a bit tough ala fergie. But you rarely see him ridicule players in the media. In fact when Rooney had a spat fergie went out and bought players and united are on fire again. Sometimes managers have to listen to their players..I doubt harry will ever do that. He’s just a spiv imho who will hopefully leave spurs for england. I’m more concerned that we will also say goodbye to moders, VDV and Ade. I hold my head in dispare when i see idiots trying to compare defoe with VDV! One is a world class player the other couldn’t hit a barn door with a twevle gauge shotgun from two feet! Jeeze defoe is crap in his own position but doesn’t cop flak from harry..unreal!

  10. AGREE WITH U 100% SPURGUV ,so i get called a manc or moron even a scum because i know i dont like HARRY ,this all u got
    what evidence u got ,i support these teams? have we won anything ,mY first fa cup final was against the chavs ,back in the eighties we were winning things not dis-respecting trophies,same as the 70s ,some of u ought to look up the quotes from SIR BILL NICK
    This side has been built up over 7yrs,not suddenly appeared out under a halo of saint arry
    Or blaming players when something goes wrong,
    We had 2pts from 8games ,32games to go ,we were building the best squad for years thanx to Daniel Levy but the players decided certain ones not to play for a manager [RAMOS] lasy year how many of harrys great buys played against inter/ac,as spurs supporters u should know this
    OTHER facts how many of these old age pensioners did he NOT want to buy Campball,Nevelle,James,Cole etc:
    Another fact did he or did he not want to sell MODDERS so
    he could buy cole as he thinks he is better player
    and what spurguv said about sandro and bale spot on
    Hands up how many of you went to last seasons european games first one young boys,or holland 1974,wolves 1971 Belgium 84
    We here about these things because we go to games home ,away doesnt matter ,I SUPPORT TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR NOT THAT *****
    SO IS THEIR ANYTHING ELSE U WOULD LIKE TO CALL ME

  11. Harry is a club manager, a brilliant one. The England job is mainly travelling to watch different teams and players that you get to work with 4 / 5 times a year if you are lucky.
    Why would you chose that over managing Spurs at this time? Stay and be sucessful, Pierce can do a good job with England, Harry can be a God at Spurs ….. Stay!

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