Redknapp’s backroom team depart

Following Harry Redknapp’s departure several weeks ago, there has been plenty of speculation regarding his backroom team that still remained at the club. However, it has now been announced that Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond have both left White Hart Lane, prompting speculation that Spurs are very close to naming a successor to Redknapp.

An official Tottenham statement said, “We can now formally confirm that Kevin Bond and Joe Jordan have left the club following Harry Redknapp’s departure as manager. “Kevin and Joe joined after Harry’s appointment in 2008. We should like to thank them for their contribution and achievements during their time at the Club and wish them all the best for the future.”

It is interesting to see that Tim Sherwood, another member of Redknapp’s team, has managed to keep his role at the club. It is understood that Daniel Levy is a keen admirer of the former Blackburn midfielder and sees him as an important fixture in the future at White Hart Lane.

The departure of Jordan and Bond certainly doesn’t come as much of a surprise, with both heavily tipped to leave following recent events. Both men have worked with Redknapp in the past at other clubs and the fact that they were in charge of the team during the 65-year-old’s heart surgery in Novembers speaks volumes about his high opinion of them.
The move has caused yet more speculation on the new manager, although there does not appear to be a definite candidate for the job just yet.

While a lot of sources are tipping former Chelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas, others are hinting that Spurs are monitoring Laurent Blanc’s situation with France to see his contract with the national team is renewed. It does seem as though the club are no longer interested in David Moyes, with few paper reports linking the Everton manager to the post.