Ever since Harry Redknapp conducted an interview regarding a new contract, there has been intense speculation surrounding his future. However, the whole sage has now officially ended in tears, after both parties failed to agree terms on a new contract meaning that the former West Ham boss has now officially departed White Hart Lane.
It was only last week that Redknapp said that he wanted to have assurances on his future, with his current contract having just twelve months remaining. However, after meeting Spurs’ chairman Daniel Levy for talks, it appears as though the two were some way off concluding a deal and the decision was made for the 65-year-old to leave by mutual consent.
Chairman Levy reiterated that the decision was not an easy one and that Redknapp should still be praised for the way he has managed the club over the past four years. Speaking to Tottenham’s official website, Levy said, “This is not a decision the board and I have taken lightly. Harry arrived at the club at a time when his experience and approach was exactly what was needed. 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. Harry will always be welcome at the Lane.”
The general consensus appears to be that Levy was not satisfied with the way in which Spurs ended the season. Having found themselves in 3rd place, ten points ahead of 4th, in February, Levy was understood to be fuming after the club combusted in the final few months and ended up finishing 4th. Following Chelsea’s victory in the Champions League final, this also meant that Spurs were to miss out on qualification for the tournament and of course the huge financial awards that accompany it.
It now remains to be seen in which direction Spurs will turn, although David Moyes has already emerged as a bookies favourite.