Over the past few weeks there has been plenty of speculation surrounding the future of Harry Redknapp, after the Spurs manager admitted that he had not been contacted by the club about a new contract.
That speculation intensified on Tuesday evening, following rumours that the former West Ham boss had quit the club amid the uncertainty. However, Redknapp has furiously moved to deny such reports, claiming that he has no idea where the rumours have arisen from.
The White Hart Lane chief has claimed that it is “an outrage” for such rumours to occur, telling ESPN, “No, I haven’t resigned, and I have no idea why it’s being suggested I have. This is an outrage – an absolute liberty for people to be putting around this kind of rumour on the internet. It is not true, there is not a chance I will resign. Why should I? I have a year left on my contract.”
All of the speculation has arisen from an interview Redknapp gave last month, in which he claimed that his players would feel a sense of insecurity if the Tottenham board waited too long before extending his contract. He said, “The simple situation is, I’ve got a year left on my contract. It’s up to Tottenham whether they want to extend that contract or not. If they don’t extend it and I go into my last year, it’s not an easy one when players know you’ve only got a year left.”
It would certainly appear bizarre for Spurs not to offer the 65-year-old a new contract, considering the huge success that Redknapp has experienced since being appointed in 2008. Prior to his appointment, Tottenham found themselves bottom of the league, yet Redknapp has masterminded some incredible successes including qualification for the Champions League back in 2010.