Redknapp to leave Spurs

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David Moyes is the odds-on favourite to become the next Tottenham manager following Harry Redknapp's reported departure from the club.

Former Saints boss Redknapp held talks with chairman Daniel Levy today amid claims the 65-year-old would leave White Hart Lane with a year to run on his contract.

Only last night Redknapp moved to discredit speculation he was on his way out as "scandalous", but it appears he has now parted company with the club.

A number of bookies have already closed betting on Everton boss Moyes being named as his successor.

Negotiations over a new deal for Redknapp have stalled since the start of the year, when he began to be heavily linked with the England job.

In the past week Redknapp has made it known he would be uncomfortable heading into the new season without a longer deal, while also defending his relationship with Levy.

It has been claimed, however, that Levy was only willing to offer Redknapp a rolling 12-month contract, with the former St Mary's boss understood to want a longer deal that will make the London club his last job in management.

Redknapp did achieve Levy's goal of reaching the top four last term, but Spurs missed out on playing in the Champions League after Chelsea's penalty shootout win over Bayern Munich in the final last month.

An exit may seem harsh on Redknapp but his critics point to the fact that his team would have qualified directly for Europe's premier club competition had they not thrown away a 10-point lead over Arsenal towards the end of the season after a poor run of form.

Last night Redknapp vehemently denied he was on his way out, though, telling ESPN: "No, I haven't resigned, and I have no idea why it is being suggested that I have resigned.

"This is an outrage; an absolute liberty for people to be putting around this kind of rumour on the internet.

"It is not true, there is not a chance I will resign. Why should I?

"I have a year left on my contract."

Earlier this week Redknapp denied suggestions he was being courted by a club in Qatar after telling Tottenham to speed up negotiations.

"The simple situation is, I've got a year left on my contract. It's up to Tottenham whether they want to extend that contract or not," he said.

"If they don't extend it and I go into my last year, it's not an easy one when players know you've only got a year left.

"If Daniel doesn't think I'm worth it, that's up to him, that's up to the club. There's nothing I can do about it."

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12:34am Thu 14 Jun 12

weall8leedscum says...

So long twitch
So long twitch weall8leedscum
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3:36am Thu 14 Jun 12

Rising_Son says...

Football's better without him.
Football's better without him. Rising_Son
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9:03am Thu 14 Jun 12

Harold K Steptoe says...

£2 Million from Spurs to pay up his contract, rising to £2.8 Million after tax. Its a dogs life.
£2 Million from Spurs to pay up his contract, rising to £2.8 Million after tax. Its a dogs life. Harold K Steptoe
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9:48am Thu 14 Jun 12

SO50 Saint says...

'Earlier this week Redknapp denied suggestions he was being courted by a club in Qatar after telling Tottenham to speed up negotiations.'

What's the odds thats where he will end up, nice big pay day and his dodgy dealing won't be so much in the public eye anymore
'Earlier this week Redknapp denied suggestions he was being courted by a club in Qatar after telling Tottenham to speed up negotiations.' What's the odds thats where he will end up, nice big pay day and his dodgy dealing won't be so much in the public eye anymore SO50 Saint
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10:37am Thu 14 Jun 12

Bigrich1980 says...

Are spurs about to go into admin, that is why he normally leaves a club. Good riddance to him, hopefully he will take the middle east job and then get buried in the desert out there.
Are spurs about to go into admin, that is why he normally leaves a club. Good riddance to him, hopefully he will take the middle east job and then get buried in the desert out there. Bigrich1980
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1:39pm Thu 14 Jun 12

Lockssmart says...

Judas
Judas Lockssmart
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4:01pm Thu 14 Jun 12

redsnapper says...

Good The most overated mouth in British has been found out. All he does is yap, yap,yap, yap to all his media mates and bores everyone to bits..

A total gobsh*te.
Good The most overated mouth in British has been found out. All he does is yap, yap,yap, yap to all his media mates and bores everyone to bits.. A total gobsh*te. redsnapper
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5:28pm Thu 14 Jun 12

costa gaz says...

Over the years probably only 2 things ever united Saints and Pompey fans, 1 was the admiration for Alan Ball and 2 was the hatred for Harry Rednapp.
Time to retire, go and count your ill-gotten gains and stay away from football.
Over the years probably only 2 things ever united Saints and Pompey fans, 1 was the admiration for Alan Ball and 2 was the hatred for Harry Rednapp. Time to retire, go and count your ill-gotten gains and stay away from football. costa gaz
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11:33am Fri 15 Jun 12

Saints+Wigan fan says...

Dirty Skate b******.
The man should be shot.

Complete waste of space.
He has Disrespected this footballing nation.

So Glad he's not England manager.
Dirty Skate b******. The man should be shot. Complete waste of space. He has Disrespected this footballing nation. So Glad he's not England manager. Saints+Wigan fan
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