Tottenham sack Redknapp

Harry Redknapp’s change in fortunes took another alarming lurch when he was sacked as Tottenham manager. For much of the spring Redknapp was the red-hot favourite to succeed Fabio Capello as England manager, while Tottenham were riding high in the Premier League, looking certain to qualify for the Champions League.

Roy Hodgson is the new England manager, presently leading the country at Euro 2012. Tottenham finished fourth in the Premier League but were denied a Champions League place when lower-placed Chelsea secured their presence in next year’s competition by winning the final in Munich.

For Redknapp, a manager who has enjoyed plenty of good fortune in the past, it appears his luck has run out. Redknapp had been in negotiations with the chairman Daniel Levy about a contract extension. Levy, unimpressed with the club’s poor form during the time Redknapp was linked with the England job, was unwilling to meet the 65 year-old manager’s demands.

"This is not a decision the board and I have taken lightly," Levy said. "This decision in no way detracts from the excellent work Harry has done during his time with the club and I should like to thank him for his achievements and contribution."

Redknapp said, "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Spurs and am proud of my achievements. At times the football has been breathtaking. I am sad to be leaving but wish to thank the players, staff and fans for their terrific support during my time there."

Spurs are believed to be targeting David Moyes of Everton as Redknapp’s replacement.

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