The impassioned cries from supporters of Tottenham Hotspur for Harry Redknapp to remain as manager of the club, amid intense speculation linking him with the England job, are clearly understandable in the mind of Michael Dawson, The
Following the acrimonious resignation of Fabio Capello last week, Redknapp has emerged as the overwhelming favourite to become the next England manager, a position which could only have been strengthened after masterminding Spurs 5-0 demolition of Newcastle at White Hart Lane on Saturday evening.
However throughout the course of that game, the home support pleaded – by show of banners and voice – with Redknapp to continue the transition of Tottenham’s fortunes he has overseen, since joining the club from Portsmouth in the autumn of 2008.
Since that time Spurs have gone from relegation candidates to title contenders, which Dawson highlights as the reason behind the strength of feeling among the club’s support that Redknapp must stay.
“I think they realise what he has done since he came in. We were in a bad situation, we were in a bad position in the league table, and the players – a lot of whom are here now – were playing below par. He has lifted everyone, so of course the fans are going to be happy when we are putting on performances like we did on Saturday and when they see where we are in the league table,” said Dawson.
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