With several tabloids reporting that Harry Redknapp is set for “crunch talks” today with the Tottenham Chaiman, the question is, should he stay or should he go?
Despite my constant frustration with Redknapp and repeated public outrages, I don’t think I want to see him leave. Whilst he has produced a bad run of form for 2 consecutive years starting from February until the penultimate day of the season, he has got the best win percentage since 1946. Whilst this might not seem so impressive, he has a better win percentage than Sir Bill Nicholson and David Pleat, with an overall win percentage of 51.77% in 197 games for Spurs.
The phrase “you don’t know what you have until it’s gone” also rings a bell.
With the club being linked to managers such as Moyes and Martinez, are these really the managers who can take the club forward and develop the North London side into a regular top 4 club?
With both of these managers struggling to acheive what Redknapp has, even with his Portsmouth side, highlights the tactical superiority and experience Redknapp has.
Of course there is AVB and Capello but would it actually work?
With Capello coming to the end of his career, he would only be a short term option and as a result it wouldn’t be the most sensible option for Daniel Levy to make. Whilst AVB has won an accolade even Redknapp has failed to win, despite almost being half of his age, Tottenham should look at other options.
AVB has been extremely successful and nobody can question that. He performed excellently for Porto winning them European glory but he hasn’t exactly proven himself in the Premier League. Struggling to break into the top four with the same players who won the Champions League trophy only 4 months later shows how he still has a lot to learn.
Overall, whilst I do think that Redknapp has fumbled in the past, he has excelled in exposing the strengths of his current team, and combined with his sensible eye in the transfer windows (on the whole), it would be stupid for Spurs to release him early from his contract.
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