Here's something sent in by a Tottenham fan.
'At one stage today, Paddy Power was offering 5-1 for former Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp returning to the club as its next permanent boss.
Redknapp was apparently second favourite behind Michael Laudrup. Stranger things have happened, of course, and managers do return to clubs - Harry did it himself at Portsmouth and won the FA Cup, but as 'Arry might say: 'It's got to be a wind-up'.
You can just imagine the press conference unveiling him as the new Tottenham manager: 'Well', Redknapp would say, 'It's diffikult. A lot of new players are in. Therra a good lot, but it's gonna be hard to get in the top 4. There's some great teams in the Prem this year, but we'll give it our best shot and kick on. You can't ask more than that'.
Look, I love Harry. He's a great character and all that. He's a good man manager too, and has a lot of experience in the game (30 years last week as a manager). But, frankly, I'd rather have Prince Harry replace the under fire André Villas-Boas at Tottenham than Harry Redknapp. 'No offense', as 'Arry would say, but our former manager has already got one team full of new signings relegated after taking over 12 games into a season, and I'd rather not have us repeat the QPR experience.
No, Tottenham needs to look to the future. And with AVB, of course, we thought we'd done just that. Personally, I wouldn't be in a rush to judge our current manager, and a knee-jerk reaction to a 6-0 defeat would be unwise. After all, Tottenham are still only 2 points (and a few / lot of goals) from a Champions League slot, and hopefully AVB will have learned some valuable lessons at the Etihad, and will start to send out our best team in their proper positions.
And Tottenham fans don't want to start emulating our fickle North London rivals - one minute Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is a muppet, the next he is the Messiah (and back again). We're better than that. Let's be positive - we've had a tough time, but we're still in the game. Next stop The UEFA Champions League. COYS!'
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