Redknapp poised to leave Spurs
Harry Redknapp could leave Tottenham despite securing fourth place in the Barclays Premier League
Harry Redknapp is in talks with Tottenham over a compensation package as he prepares to leave the White Hart Lane club, Press Association Sport understands.
Redknapp and agent Paul Stretford have been in negotiations with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy about his future and it is understood the two parties are close to agreeing a package that will see Redknapp's three-and-a-half-year tenure end.
The 65-year-old has 12 months left on his contract and is understood to have been unhappy with Levy's failure to offer him a new three-year deal.
It is anticipated Redknapp's camp and Spurs will meet again on Thursday to iron out the remaining details on the compensation package before it is officially announced by the London club.
Everton boss David Moyes is the odds-on favourite to replace Redknapp, whose failure to secure Champions League football looks to have led to his impending departure.
On Tuesday night Redknapp discredited speculation he was on his way out as "an outrage" but, after failing to get the backing he wanted, it is thought he now sees his future away from White Hart Lane.
Negotiations over a new deal for Redknapp have stalled since the start of the year when Redknapp, who guided Spurs to fourth place in the Barclays Premier League last season, was linked with the then vacant England manager's job.
In the past week Redknapp has made it known he would be uncomfortable heading into the new season without a longer deal. It has been claimed Levy was only willing to offer Redknapp a rolling 12-month contract but the former Portsmouth manager wanted a longer deal that would have made the London club his last job in management.
Redknapp did achieve Levy's goal of reaching the top four, but Spurs missed out on the Champions League after Chelsea's win over Bayern Munich in last month's final. An exit may seem harsh but his critics point to the fact his team would have qualified for Europe's premier club competition had they not thrown away a 10-point lead over Arsenal.
In denying he was on his way out on ESPN, Redknapp said: "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."
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Well, Thats Tottenham screwed!!!!!! The steady rise to well over due greatness is now officially over.
Thanks a lot Daniel Levy, it must be said that you are a colossal moron!!!! The next Spurs boss is going to be a total waste of time and probably get spurs relegated (or near to it).
Spurs are going backwards now, and I suppose its time to say good bye to Spurs' top players!!!!!!
According to the latest reports on the BBC sport website, Harry has left Spurs.
What a shame to take them so far & only lose out on a Champions League spot due to another Prem League team winning the CL.
Guess the media speculation around the England job didn't do him any favours but then again the British press are w*nkers & won't leave people alone, in the end it's the Spurs fans who will lose out most as Levy won't spend a penny on players & fcuk alone knows who you'll get as manager now.
Seriously there are some Prem League chairman who don't have a clue when they are well off, 4th place & you have the gall to say you were dissapointed with the run in. Levy take a serious look at yourself as you've allowed the best thing that's happened to your club to walk outta the door. You TOOL !
My sincere apologies to Spurs fans but I hope you end up in the Championship just to spite Levy.
Football, the game for the common man run by imbeciles. Perhaps you might get lucky & Levy will get a top job with the FA as he'd fit right in there and at least you'd be free of him.
I think spurs are crazy to let Harry go. He is one of the best managers in the game.
I think he will retire. Where else is there for him to go. Not England, none of the London clubs.
I can 't imagine that he will go north of Watford.
I think now is the time to go.
Best wishes to you Harry, whatever you decide.
I find it quite hard to believe any Chairman is prepared to let go of a manager like Harry Redknapp. One with a proven record at his club; who turned the club around from relegation form, and had his team playing some of the best football in the EPL over the last 2 seasons.
There are no guarantees in football, no matter who you appoint, except perhaps Mourinho. Blackburn's sacking of Sam Allardyce comes to mind. This may just come back to bite you in the backside Mr Levy.
If they're negotiating a settlement figure it sounds more as though he's been asked to leave. Unless he could justify a constructive dismissal case, and unless the rules in football are different to everywhere else, i would have thought walking out would mean he'd not be entitled to any compensation.
So that would indicate Mr Levy has played his usual hard ball game and told him that if he isn't prepared to accept a rolling contract he can go. Odd, considering he's been the most successful manager they've had for twenty years
I'd be worried for Everton though, if Spurs go for David Moyes. He looks like a good fit, [although I'd have thought he'd make a good successor for Fergie in a couple of years]. If DM leaves Merseyside I wonder how many of his squad that club would be able to retain.
On the other hand Levy is, by reputation, a less amenable Chairman than Bill Kenwright, and DM might find the working environment less pleasant than at Goodison, despite all the financial pressures he has to deal with in Liverpool.
Must be a worrying time for a few clubs as a result of this turn of events. Be interesting to see Harrys [and Levy's] next move.