It’s been a horrible season for Tottenham fans who don’t like Harry Redknapp for lots of reasons.
After a false hope of him leaving for the England job, his tax evasion trial and failing to secure Champions League football, it’s fair to say that the opinions regarding Redknapp are divided amongst the Spurs fans.
But with rumours circulating of a club from Qatar aiming to persuade Redknapp to come to the Middle East on a huge deal, pressure is on the Tottenham chairman, Daniel Levy, to extend Redknapp’s contract which ends at the end of next season.
The main question however is, should Tottenham offer Redknapp the contract extension?
Since being with the club since 2008, Redknapp has completed 3 full seasons, the first full season finishing 4th, the second season 5th and the third season 4th. However, although records show success for the manager, the fans would disagree.
For 2 consecutive seasons, Spurs have choked. In the 2010-11 season, Spurs only managed to obtain 15 points out of a possible 36 from the 13th of February to the last day of the season. The club also failed to get past the fourth round of the FA cup against Fulham and also lost in the third round of the Carling Cup to their North London rivals, Arsenal.
This season, Spurs choked yet again. On the 18th of December 2011, Spurs went back into third place for the second time of the season, and remained their for over 4 months. After three consecutive defeats from the 25th of February to the 10th of March, Spurs remained third. But after a draw against Stoke City at home, Tottenham fell into fourth place and never climbed back up to third.
Out of 39 possible points from the 25th of February to the end of the season, Tottenham managed to secure only 16 points. This eventually saw them lose their Champions League spot to Chelsea, who won the competition and therefore claimed this final spot due to the right of being able to defend their title.
The fans of Redknapp would obviously come to his side and defend him by saying that his court case and England manager fiasco did not help. Obviously, it didn’t. But please tell me what his excuse was for the previous season?
But to be fair to Redknapp, he has got the best win percentage since 1946 and has a better win percentage than Sir Bill Nicholson and David Pleat, with an overall win percentage of 51.77% in 197 games.
So overall, with the likes of AVB, Benitez and Capello still not having a job, yet all these managers winning a League title or European championship, would you settle for a one time FA Cup winner?Like what the TT have on offer? Sign up for more notifications!