Monday 21 October 2019

Redknapp: England job not on agenda just yet

Paul Kelso

Harry Redknapp has assured Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy that he remains committed to guiding the club's title challenge and will not consider a possible approach to manage England until the summer.

Speaking at the club's AGM Levy said he has discussed the matter with the manager, who told him he was "very happy" with his current position, and said that the club was targeting a first league title in 50 years.

"Harry has 18 months left on his contract," said Levy. "We have had a conversation where it was said that as far as Harry's concerned, he's very happy here and that he doesn't particularly want to consider England at the present time. We will worry about that situation if it arises in the summer."

Redknapp has said that an approach to any club boss should come in the summer so as not to disrupt a club season, which fits with the FA's timetable to appoint only after Euro 2012 when Fabio Capello's contract has expired.

Levy also warned off clubs seeking to target Tottenham's star players in the January transfer window that none of the leading names who have helped Spurs to their best Premier League start would be sold.

"We have a great squad with exceptional talent and none of the main players will be leaving in January," he said. "I hope we have a great season and that we can finish in the top four or, who knows, maybe even higher. We want first place," said Levy.

"I spoke to Harry and told him not to be too despondent, because if we win our game in hand against Everton, we could be only four points behind Manchester City."

Redknapp will face charges relating to allegations of cheating the public revenue in a trial which begins on January 23. (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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