I keep hearing Harry is odds on favourite for the England job, maybe so. Last week it was rumoured that Spurs were going to try to get Harry to sign a new deal before any approach from the FA so that should the worst happen then Tottenham would get a better pay day for sacrificing their manager to the doom that is the England job.
Should Tottenham finish in the top four this season then it will make Harry’s decision even more difficult should England come knock. Harry has made no secret that the England job is the pinnacle of managerial jobs but is Harry a little behind the times? You know, like old people still think a pound is worth a lot more than it really is.
Personally I think Harry would be a fool to walk away from a top Premiership club and take the England job, half of us don’t even care about international football anymore unless it’s the summer finals and even then it’s probably only magnified because there’s no other football but during the season we can’t deny that we despise the international break because it interrupts our beloved Premiership. International football is a bit of a hinderance these days and not what it used to be and that’s where I think Harry is a little behind in the times.
There’s no doubt nobody could have done a better job than Harry has done for us and trust me we would miss him, but is it a full gone conclusion should England come knocking as we fully expect when Capello leaves or could this prove to be a tougher decision for Redknapp especially if we finish 4th or is the fact he is coming to the back-end of his managerial career going to make his mind up for him as it seems to be something he wants to do before he retires. Personally I think he’s wasting his time, anyone who takes the England job is going to fail, it’s almost unmanageable. Harry can either be another one to the list of failed England managers (although he probably thinks he can win the world cup) or he can stay and become a Tottenham legend by taking us into a new era.Follow @TrfficTottenham