The rumours that had been circulating for 24 hours were finally confirmed late last night with the announcement that Spurs manager Harry Redknapp would be leaving the club.
The official website includes this quote from Chairman Daniel Levy,
“This is not a decision the Board and I have taken lightly. Harry arrived at the Club at a time when his experience and approach was exactly what was needed. This decision in no way detracts from the excellent work Harry has done during his time with the Club and I should like to thank him for his achievements and contribution. Harry will always be welcome at the Lane.”
The news has been met with a predictably mixed reaction together with a host of speculation as to who the next manager will be. Whether it’s Moyes, Martinez, Benitez (!!) or anyone else, they have a tough challenge ahead of them.
Whatever your views on Harry, Tottenham’s last 3 league finishes have been 4th, 5th and 4th again and surely the new man will have to improve on that for this decision to make any sense?