Harry Redknapp was sacked as Tottenham Hotspur manager yesterday and today Newcastle United have emerged as surprise favourites to give ‘Arry his next job in football, but would the Magpies really dispense of Alan Pardew’s services?
It was no great surprise when Harry Redknapp was given the boot by Tottenham yesterday. Although Redknapp said he wouldn’t resign it was never out of the question that Daniel Levy would sack him and that’s exactly what the Spurs chairman did.
With the England manager’s job passing him by and being given to Roy Hodgson, Redknapp now finds himself looking for another challenge in football, but it is surprising that the bookmakers have installed Newcastle as the most likely team for Harry to move onto.
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Ladbrokes have set Newcastle as the 7/2 favourites to be the next club managed by the 65-year-old, who still feels that he has plenty to offer the game. There does seem to be a shortage of clubs for him to move onto though, with QPR at 5/1, Chelsea at 8/1 and Swansea at 10/1.
Now I know Mike Ashley has made some ridiculous decisions in the past, but to get rid of Alan Pardew after he’s just had a fantastic season with Newcastle and guided the Magpies to 5th position in the Premier League table would be ludicrous.
Newcastle did offer the job to Harry Redknapp back in 2008 when he was at Portsmouth, but that was after a disastrous time with Sam Allardyce in charge and Redknapp even turned Newcastle down.
All I hear from Tottenham fans is that Redknapp is tactically inept and while you should never say never in football, I just can’t see him taking over from Pardew at Newcastle given the progress the Magpies have made over the past 12 months.