Tottenham are officially back in business. Two wins in as many games has reignited their hopes of securing a Champions League place. The catalyst? Roy Hodgson’s appointment as England boss. It’s fair to say Harry Redknapp was distracted by the media hype surrounding the role with the entire country (apparently) pinning him as the national teams saviour. So when it was announced that Hodgson was the FA’s first choice to succeed Fabio Capello it must have felt like a camel had removed from Redknapp’s back. Whilst the 64-year-old will admit his disappointment at missing out on what he described as ‘the ultimate job’ he can now concentrate on his original task. Spurs responded with two storming performances against Blackburn and Bolton that were throwbacks to their early season form and are on course to bag a seat on Europe’s top table. The big question now is whether ‘Arry will remain at White Hart Lane beyond the current campaign.
This week on FFC we have seen a variety of blogs that include Harry Redknapp buying into his own hype, while brutal honesty could prove the inspiration for Tottenham.
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“I don’t think it will ever happen now. Roy has four years, and I hope he sees it out and has great success at the Euros. I didn’t wake up on Monday morning and think: ‘What’s happened to my life, I’m not the England manager’.
“It’s saved me making a decision, because I’m very happy at Tottenham. I’m fed up of hearing my name mentioned. I’m history with that job. It’s Roy Hodgson’s job now, and I wish him the best.” Harry Redknapp acknowledges he’ll never manage England after Roy Hodgson’s appointment this week.