Bookies slash odds on Harry Redknapp to return to Tottenham Hotspur

An improbable return for Harry Redknapp to Tottenham... surely not?

Andre Villas-Boas has his back to the wall after Spurs' 6-0 defeat to Manchester City, and the vultures are circling.

The Metro reported this morning that the manager is 'fighting for his future', and the bookmakers are right now already speculating over his future.

And a quite improbable name has re-emerged... former boss Harry Redknapp.

Bookmakers Paddy Power slashed the odds on a return for him this morning, naming his as second favourite.

Prior to that, Harry Redknapp could be seen with Bet Victor at 66/1, and Stan James at 20/1.

Redknapp is currently at QPR, where they sit third but level on points with top side Burnley, separated by goal difference, with Leicester also in the mix.

Different levels aside, his QPR team have conceded just eight goals all season in the Championship, two more than Tottenham did in a single game against Manchester City.

Redknapp managed Tottenham between 2008 and 2012, leading the club to two fourth placed finishes, and the Champions League quarter-finals.

A flirtation with the England manager job, and a poor end to the 2011/12 season, combined with Chelsea's Champions League spot making their fourth placed finish void, cause Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to decide to part ways.

We certainly don't expect Redknapp to be driving back down Hotspur Way with his car window down any time soon, but who knows, anything can happen in football, right?

image: © Ronnie Macdonald

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