Harry Redknapp claims Tottenham have deal in place for next manager
Tottenham brought an end to Mourinho’s 17-month reign as manager this past Monday after a decline in form and results, leading to the club staring at the possibility of missing out on Champions League football for next season.
Ex-midfielder Ryan Mason has been handed the reins on an interim basis till the end of the season while the club looks for a permanent manager to take over from the next campaign. Redknapp, though, is of the belief that Tottenham already have a deal in place for the next manager.
“Tottenham have already got somebody. They will have done a deal with somebody already. I know how they work. When I went, they had already spoken to two or three people. I knew that and I had heard that.
“When Mauricio Pochettino went at 9pm one evening, by 8am the next morning, Mourinho was in the training ground. Do you think he just came walking in, was handed a piece of paper and said, ‘Yeah, give us that, I’ll sign that”? You’re dealing with Jose Mourinho – those negotiations will have been going on for weeks and yet it was all in place the following morning.
“Tottenham have got somebody in place but they can’t get him there now because he is in a club or he is managing a national team.”
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Redknapp, having been at the club for several years, will have a fair idea of how things work. It remains to be seen if he is true on this one though.