Harry Redknapp fears for the future of veteran centre back Ledley King after the England defender suffered a recurrence of an old groin injury in the 2-1 win over Fulham on Saturday. The 31-year-old has endured a lengthy relationship with the injury table, and was already on a vastly reduced training schedule.
Redknapp told the Daily Telegraph: “He’s going to be [out] a while. The problem he has, he doesn’t train, and when you don’t train, you pick up injuries. And that’s his problem – he can’t train. He’s been doing that for several years. But I think, now, he’s picking up one or two more injuries. It’s such a shame for him, he’s such a great player.”
Harry unsure on England job.
Redknapp has also spoken of his uncertainty on taking the England job when the vacancy opens in 2012. The former Portsmouth manager is considered among the bookies’ favourites to land the £3m-per-year job, but criticism of past managers has led to Redknapp rethinking his stance.
Speaking to the News of the World, Redknapp said: “It’s a difficult one. I don’t sit at home and think I want to be England manager. It’s aggravation. They are on you from day one… so it’s a difficult one and it’s probably two years down the line. Who knows what can happen in two years?”
Spurs scout Israeli striker.
Spurs have sent a scout to watch Hapoel Tel Aviv striker Italy Schechter. The Daily Mail states that Spurs scout Ian Broomfield is also likely to attend Hapoel’s Champions League encounter with German giants Schalke to monitor the player’s form and progress.
Schechter scored 25 goals in The Red Demons’ recent double winning campaign, and the pacy frontman is thought to have impressed White Hart Lane boss Redknapp, who is thought to be weighing up a bid for the 23-year-old.