Harry Redknapp Set To Be Offered New Tottenham Contractby Jack Kitson / 09 March 2012, 10:07Tweet
Media reports have today revealed that Tottenham are preparing to offer manager Harry Redknapp a brand new contract in a bid to keep him at the club. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy will reportedly offer Redknapp a four-year deal, with an improved salary and increased transfer funds in order to tempt him into staying at White Hart Lane, amid heavy speculation linking him with the England job. Redknapp, who has so far remained coy on his future, is currently on a £3m-a-year-deal which expires at the end of next season.
Redknapp remains the overwhelming favourite in the Next England Manager betting market but as of yet there has been no approach from the Football Association. The FA revealed earlier this month that they will wait until the back end of the season before approaching possible candidates. As a result Tottenham's hierarchy are now looking to act fast in order to keep their man although it is likely to be in vain, with Redknapp declaring in the past that it would be hard to turn his country down if it came calling.
Tottenham’s desperation to keep Redknapp is understandable. The 65-year-old has transformed the club since his arrival in 2008, leading them to 8th, 4th and 5th place league finishes as well as the quarter-finals of the Champions League. Recent defeats to Arsenal and Man Utd may have damaged their title bid but they are still set for their highest ever Premier League finish. Spurs should at the very least finish in the top four and guarantee a Champions League qualification spot but their main aim will be defending third spot from local rivals Arsenal. They are also through to the last eight of the FA Cup where they host Bolton on Saturday 17th March.
If Spurs fail to prevent Redknapp from leaving, the Next Tottenham Manager Betting shows that David Moyes, Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klinsmann are the frontrunners at this early stage.