Redknapp set for swift return to Tottenham bench

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has undergone an operation on his heart on Wednesday, but assistant manager Kevin Bond has maintained that the 63-year-old will make a swift return to the Spurs bench.

The ex-West Ham coach was admitted to hospital on Tuesday and was the subject of surgery on Wednesday to unblock two coronary arteries.

Redknapp will miss Spurs’ trip to Russia to take on Rubin Kazan on Thursday night, but Bond has rubbished potential retirement rumours.

“This will not knock Harry’s desire to manage, no chance,” he told Sky Sports.

“It won’t happen. You give him two days off and he will come back rejuvenated. It’s nothing really for us to worry about. It’s happened. The procedure has come and gone. I have spoken to Harry and he is fine.

“While no one wants to see anyone have any type of operation, it is a simple procedure and hopefully he will be back within a couple of days so everything will be fine,” he concluded.

Spurs sit top of Group A of the Europa League before the trip to Eastern Europe, and have a London derby against Fulham on Sunday in the league also.

By Gareth McKnight