Huddlestone: Tottenham Hotspur sacking Harry Redknapp was 'strange'

Harry Redknapp

Former Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Tom Huddlestone was bemused by the club's decision to fire Harry Redknapp in 2012.

Tom Huddlestone says he still cannot figure out Tottenham's decision to fire Harry Redknapp.

Spurs sacked Redknapp in 2012, after finishing in fourth place but missing out on Champions League football due to Chelsea's Champions League win.

He was a victim of his superb start, with Spurs looking set for third before slipping behind rivals Arsenal.

Huddlestone's Hull take on Tottenham this Sunday, and Spurs come into the game in 12th position.

In an interview with The Sun, the midfielder was asked if the club should have kept Redknapp in charge.

He said: "In his four years, we finished fourth twice and fifth once. 

"I think clubs get above their station a little bit.

"Realistically, him finishing fourth for Tottenham is a great achievement. They can't really be expecting to finish in the top two or three. It was a strange one."

Of course that 2011/12 season Chelsea were way off the pace having appointed and fired Andre Villas-Boas, and even finished sixth behind Newcastle United.

Third place was there for the taking, and only a late collapse, sparked by a 5-2 hammering at The Emirates took it away from them.

With hindsight the decision has not favoured them at all, and Spurs are yet to repeat their fourth place finish. 

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