Why Spurs simply have to bring Harry Redknapp back

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Andre Villas-Boas has been sacked by Daniel Levy, who should now go all out to bring back Harry Redknapp.

AVB spent a lot of money in the summer, but under pressure it has not worked out for the former Porto and Chelsea manager.

Harry Redknapp would be the man to get the best out of the current squad of players and Spurs should attempt to bring him back.

It was a crazy few months back in 2012 for Harry Redknapp. One minute he was in court facing a tax evasion case. Then he was the favourite for the England job. He then missed out on that role, before being sacked by Spurs despite leading them to a fourth place finish. Certainly an unfair dismissal, especially given the circumstances they missed out on the Champions League. 5th placed Chelsea won the competition therefore taking Tottenham' place.

With AVB out the door, Redknapp has been mooted with a return to the Lane. Currently sitting atop the Championship with QPR, Harry would be the choice of many fans too. He did a superb job of turning round the club's fortunes when he took over in 2008. They were languishing at the bottom of the table then and in his first full season he guided them into the Champions League. They were a good side under Harry and it was strange that in 2012 they sacked him and moved onto AVB. Could Levy admit he was wrong and go back in for Harry?

It remains to be seen whether Redknapp would actually want to leave Queens Park Rangers. Having been unable to stop them from being relegated last year he is currently halfway through a season where they are hoping for an instant return. They look like they will get their wish at the moment, having only lost two league games all season. This is due to their tight defence who have only conceded 10 goals. It is one of Redknapp's most intriguing challenges to get QPR back up given the massive turnaround of players the club has seen.

Redknapp knows he has unfinished business at White Hart Lane and if an offer came his way he would probably find it very tempting to take. Although a lot has changed since his dismissal I don't think it would take long for him to start improving Tottenham's fortunes.

We saw in 2008 he improved the club straight away after taking over from Juande Ramos. Certainly a firm favourite with the fans, but with Daniel Levy, perhaps not.

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