According to the Mail Online, Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp is contemplating offering injury-plagued defender Jonathan Woodgate a new contract despite his continuous problems on the sidelines.
Redknapp has said he wants to give the former Leeds United centre-back a new deal because he feels the player can come back and be “the great player” he knows him as.
The England international was out for 15 months with a serious injury, but made his return in the Champions’ League last week, coming on a substitute against Italian giants AC Milan in Spurs’ 1-0 win at the San Siro.
Woodgate did pick up an adductor strain playing against Milan but Redknapp believes he can return to the class he had before his injury.
Kranjcar tips Harry for England.
Spurs midfielder Nico Kranjcar believes current Tottenham Hotspur boss Harry Redknapp would make the ideal coach of the England national side, despite the Croatian international spending most of his time this season on the substitutes bench.
Redknapp has been highly linked with the role that will be left vacant by current manager Fabio Capello after the Euro 2012 competition, and Kranjcar feels that both the fans and the players want the former Portsmouth and Southampton manager to take the reins after Capello’s departure.
Kranjcar told Goal.com that he firmly believes Redknapp will take control next year.
Rafa injury setback.
Instrumental Dutch attacking midfielder Rafael van deer Vaart has reportedly aggravated a calf injury he suffered last week, making him a doubt for Tottenham’s second leg at White Hart Lane in the Champions’ League against AC Milan.
Tottenham have confirmed he will be out of their match against Blackpool, but could return for their match against Wolverhampton on March 6.
Boss Harry Redknapp told the Mail Online: “Rafa did his calf again yesterday in training so he’s struggling. It’s a blow; he a fantastic player and we need him, but we can’t get that run out of him”