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Spurs boss Redknapp 'outraged' by quit rumours

HARRY Redknapp was set to hold crunch talks today with Tottenham Hotspur at which his future at the club was expected to be decided amid suggestions he is set to leave.

The 65-year-old is understood to be prepared to quit having grown frustrated at the refusal to offer him a new deal.

Redknapp is expected to meet club chairman Daniel Levy to discuss his future and is resigned to the fact that he is unlikely to secure a long-term contract so that he can end his managerial career at Tottenham Hotspur.

Redknapp has 12 months left on his deal with talks over a four-year contract having been put on hold in the spring because it was expected that he would be approached to become the next England manager.

Last night, Spurs denied Redknapp had left the club.

Redknapp himself said: "No, I haven't resigned, and I have no idea why it is being suggested that I have resigned. This is an outrage; an absolute liberty for people to be putting around this kind of rumour on the internet. It is not true, there is not a chance I will resign. Why should I? I have a year left on my contract."

Manchester United new-boy Nick Powell cannot wait to get his first taste of Premier League action.

Powell's £4million move from Crewe was confirmed yesterday after the 18-year-old signed a four-year contract. Powell (below) is likely to join the Red Devils on their pre-season tour of South Africa and China before the new top-flight campaign begins in August.

"It really is a dream come true to be signing for Manchester United," said Powell.

SAM Allardyce is stepping up his preparations for the Premier League after making a £4m bid for Wolves' and England winger Matt Jarvis.

Allardyce, the West Ham manager, tabled an offer for Jarvis as he attempted to make his first signing since guiding the club back to the top flight.

Wolves are expected to reject the offer as they rate Jarvis at around £10 million but West Ham have made the first move for a player who was likely to be targeted after relegation to the Championship.

HOLDERS the North Dublin Schoolboy League (NDSL) progressed to the quarter-finals of the SFAI Kennedy Cup despite losing out 1-0 to Donegal at the University of Limerick last night. The NDSL edged out Kildare 1-0 yesterday courtesy of an Alex Wright goal.

Group 1: Cork 9, Wicklow 1; Wicklow 1, Cavan Monaghan 4. Gp 2: Dundalk 2, Longford 0; Limerick District 2, WWEC 0; Longford 2, WWEC 1. Gp 3: Midlands 0 Kilkenny 7; NEC 4, Drogheda 0; Midlands 1, NEC 2. Gp 4: Wexford 2, Inishowen 0; Roscommon 0, Clare 1. Gp 5: Waterford 5, Sligo Leitrim 0; Limerick Desmond 3, West Cork 2. Gp 6: NDSL 1, Kildare 0; Donegal 0, North Tipperary 0; NDSL 0, Donegal 1.

Gp 7: Galway 1, South Tipperary 0; Kerry 2, Athlone 1; South Tipperary 0, Athlone 2. Gp 8: DDSOL 6, South Dublin 0; Mayo 0 , Carlow 1; DDSL 7, Mayo 0.