Harry Redknapp has kind words for his potential successor in AVB
With rumours growing ever stronger that Andre Villas-Boas could be named the new Tottenham Hotspur boss early next week, his potential predecessor has given his approval.
Having led Spurs to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League season - missing out on Champions League football due to Chelsea's triumph in the tournament - Harry Redknapp's departure from the club was a surprise to many but the former boss has given his backing to AVB being hired.
"He has been to England. He has been to Chelsea. Things did not work out for him," Harry told Sky Sports News.
"The chairman at Tottenham feels that he can do the job at Tottenham. He has certainly got the players. I think that they have the players there to be a top-four team every year and to challenge for a championship. That is my opinion. They have got the players there."
Despite being the odds-on favourite for the hotseat at Tottenham Hotspur following the surprise departure of Harry Redknapp earlier this month, Villas-Boas last week dismissed recent reports linking him to the role, telling Portuguese newspaper O Jogo: "There is nothing, it is all lies."
Redknapp elaborated on AVB's potential in The Sun this morning, telling the tabloid that for his regime to be a success he will need to hold on star player Luka Modric, who has been linked to a Real Madrid move.
“It would be a huge loss. He is irreplaceable," he said. "But if they get massive money, they can go and get three or four players and improve the team in other areas.”