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Mr Redknapp, What’s Your Excuse For This Incredible Press Quote U Turn

After Harry Redknapp spoke to Sky Sports News yesterday and publicly stated that running into his final year of his contract is not good for the players’ sake, I’m sure every Tottenham fan wants to know, why did he state the exact opposite in March when he was linked to the England job?

So on March 23rd, Harry Redknapp stated in The Daily Telegraph:

 “They (the players) don’t care whether I’m the manager next year.”

Whilst Redknapp obviously used this tactic to help persuade the FA to make their move, it looks like it has backfired in two different ways for Redknapp. Firstly, he got rejected by the FA who instead opted to appoint Roy Hodgson as England manager, as well as the Tottenham Chairman, Daniel Levy, stalling on a contract extension for the 65 year old Englishman.

Despite what he said in March about the players, Redknapp said in the very same paper yesterday:

“If they [Spurs] don’t extend it and I go into my last year, it is not an easy one when players know you have only got a year left.”

And even though he has denied it is down to his job security, it has led to questions as to why Redknapp has had a sudden change of heart regarding long term plans.

However, with likely transfer targets being put off by not knowing who their manager will be in a years time, it is understandable what Harry meant.

With his tactics from March being seen through however and making him look stupid, this isn’t the sort of drama you want to surface when you are in talks to get a contract extension, especially with a tough negotiator like Daniel Levy.

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