Crunch time for ‘arry over next few weeks. Until the end of the season, in fact.
Redknapp said he will be at sp*rs for the rest of the season. He said this without any offer from the FA, but has obviously seen the press speculation as well as everyone and everything else saying he is the only man for the England job.
Redknapp has now been offered (allegedly) £5m a year for a further 3 years to his contract at shite lane. Levy didn’t hang around, especially as sp*rs have done so well this season. Well, up ’til a week or so ago, prior to the stevenage display and this weekend’s rout at the hands of arse.
But a decent season so far – just those two losses to the mancs at the start of the season whilst everything settled down, then a fantastic run and just a small blip recently. Levy gets worried ‘arry is off to the National job, so he weighs in quickly with a decent offer to ‘arry. After all, ‘arry has definitely got the best out of his squad – no doubt in that. Even mediocre players have gelled and produced excellent displays, week-in, week-out. ‘arry would normally sign on the dotted line – £5m a year for another 3 years at least. Yep, he’d grab that.
BUT, he wants the England job. If it had been the end of the season 2 weeks ago he’d have got it. But now we could be seeing a chink in the shite’s armour. Is this the start of a poor spell? Maybe a few weeks of mediocre results, coupled with some bad luck. Or lack of the good luck that has been experienced on numerous occasions this season?
The dilemma is this – if Redknapp hangs around for the England job then whilst the £5m offered by Levy will help his position for a similar salary at England, or even at least as much as capello got. BUT, if sp*rs now have a bad run and the unthinkable happens – they get caught by arse (or/and Chels – but that’s unlikely) – then will England still be so keen for him? Barca haven’t resigned Guardiola, so what with his name being banted around as well I wonder if yet another foreigner’s name could be pulled from the hat?
So, if ‘arry hangs around for the England job but has a shit end to the season, will Levy’s offer get pulled? Poor ‘arry.
Just a thought.