Tottenham chairman Levy considering sacking Redknapp

A dispute between Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy and manager Harry Redknapp over a new contract could end with Levy sacking Redknapp from his post at White Hart Lane, the Guardian has reported.

Levy is said to be angry that Spurs missed out on qualifying for the Champions League last season, believing that Redknapp allowed his focus to drift from club matters to the vacant England manager’s position. Tottenham finished fourth which, ordinarily, would have delivered a place in the Champions League play-offs. However, when Chelsea won the competition outright they received the last Champions League spot awarded to English clubs, pushing Spurs into the Europa League. Tottenham had been third for much of the season but were overtaken by Arsenal late in the campaign.

Redknapp’s current contract has 12 months to run but rumours bounced around the internet on Tuesday evening that he had resigned. Redknapp was vehement in his denials that same evening and the Guardian adds there is no chance the former Portsmouth and Southampton boss will quit. But Levy is said to be considering the possibility of sacking the 64-year-old, upset at Spurs’ final league position, Redknapp’s behaviour in demanding a new deal in recent interviews and surprised that Redknapp wants a three-year-contract extension. If Redknapp does depart, Everton boss David Moyes is the favourite to replace him.

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