Redknapp pledges future to Spurs

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Harry Redknapp has committed his long-term future to Tottenham Hotspur by penning a new contract that will keep him at White Hart Lane until the end of the 2012-13 campaign.

The veteran former Bournemouth, West Ham United, Portsmouth and Southampton boss replaced Juande Ramos as manager in October 2008 when the club were in danger of being relegated.

He successfully guided Spurs into mid-table that season before presiding over a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League last term.

A brief statement on the club's official website read:"The club is delighted to announce that we have extended the contract of manager, Harry Redknapp, until 2013.

"Harry guided the side to fourth place in his first full season with the club, our highest league finish since the Premier League's inception, with the prospect of competing in the Champions League for the first time this coming campaign.

"The achievement earned him the Barclay's Premier League Manager of the Season award."

At the weekend it was reported that the 63-year-old had turned down the chance to manage Dubai side Al Ahli in order to stay with Spurs.

Redknapp's side face a two-legged play-off next month as they attempt to win through to the lucrative group stage of the Champions League.

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