This is true.
My yid source informs me this:
Redknapp was on the cards to go as soon as the England issue came up and he was strutting around with his head up his arse. Levy was livid – he actually ‘went ballistic’ was the term I was told – and was praying for a great big payment from England in compensation.
Redknapp had given his word on commitment to the best players, when getting them to re-sign contracts. He spoke of his views and wishes for the club, and that he was honoured to be at the helm. he told them he was committed to becoming establish in the top 4, and that when other clubs were getting older and fading (Chelsea, I presume, and the scousers fading) there is room for a new kid on the block. He assured them that Levy was committed to keeping the best players and paying the money. The players signed contracts after listening to the man tell them all this.
He was so far up his own arse with the media hype over the ‘Capello going and to be replaced by our ‘arry circus’ that he lost the dressing room. players were so fkkd off with his whole demeanor, which hd changed over night. He thought he had the England job (as did most of the country, to be fair). The results thereafter needed some decent managing, and assurances from him to the players and club that he was fully committed and if England came in close season then he might look at it. As Woy did.
Levy absolutely lost it when Redknapp informed Sky that Levy’s mother had passed away. He spoke of something very personal, live on tv, without prior permission. Levy went ballistic, as my man told me.
By the end of the season he and Levy were barely acknowledging each other – yes, it was inevitable he’d be going, especially as he couldn’t just continue with hi final year contract and wanted a new one at obscene levels just to continue with his job, which, as proved in the last 2 months of the season when it mattered, he couldn’t do as well as he thought.
The worst part for Levy is that he’s had to pay the man £3m as opposed to getting twice that (?) from England had he been given the job.
That was all from a guy I know from eons ago who is in the know, close to the club. Yes, I do have sp*rs friends (although we didn’t used to be!). I had a long chat with him and he said that Redknapp was on the cards to go back in January. Levy had made his mind up, I am told.
Oh, and he wouldn’t have got the England job even if he won the court case (which he did). The FA wouldn’t entertain him as whatever the outcome it was obvious some things were ‘iffy’. Levy had made his mind up, I am told.
Whether Redknapp p1sses off to Dubai to get away from it all hear, takes the £5m a year for 3 years (whatever he’ll get paid), I don’t know, but it does look more likely than him waiting for another PL job at a mediocre club for an ‘average’ wage. Just my opinion. I have mentioned on thse boards before that I know two guys at West Ham who are well established at the club and they knew Redknapp was always doing well’ from those early eastern bloc transfer deals. Allegedly. They told me this when he first went to Portsmouth, the first time, so it’s not like something I heard now.
We can only see how committed Levy is to trying to drive the club forward and upwards, and whether the players like Bale & Modric are willing to wait and see what happens. There will be interest in those two. And will City let Adebayor stay on loan?