Another day another Redknapp. The family line about ‘looking at the squad’ has been finely rehearsed at this stage and by the time a Redknapp has finished extolling the virtues of the Tottenham squad, you’ll be struggling to understand why Mauricio Pochettino failed to win at least the double in his last season. In the land of the Redknapp, the pundit stands hundreds of meters away from a burning building, describing how the fire could be put out with just one bucket of water – if the bucket was in the right pair of hands.
In his column for The Sun, Redknapp Senior warns us that even winning the Carabao Cup won’t be enough for Mourinho to save his skin at Spurs. Interestingly enough, Harry now subscribes to the trophies are for egos mantra – which may or may not have something to do with the fact this own managerial record is almost trophy-free – “finishing in the top four is what really counts” we are told.
I for one in times such as these am reassured that we have such respected characters in the game to turn to for sage advice, for sure.