Redknapp admits his Spurs side were the best team he ever managed

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Harry Redknapp was full of praise for the Tottenham side he managed until 2012 and especially the Champions League group from his final season.

There are few managers who have been around English football as long as Harry Redknapp. With a management career that has spanned four decades, his passion and willingness to talk about the game has made him a favourite with the press for much of that time.

Speaking on Talksport's Drivetime show, the 67-year-old clearly has fond memories of the Tottenham group he took into the Champions League. 

"That last season there, I thought we could have gone on and won the league at Christmas time," Redknapp said. "We were just looking to get a striker in.

"The future for the club was fantastic, they still have got a great future, I'm a big fan of the present manager.

"That was a good team, it was an exciting team to watch. People like Kyle Walker had come in, young players. I always thought Danny Rose could go on and become an England left-back and he's developed now."

Despite an impressive spell in North London, Redknapp was sacked by Daniel Levy in 2012 after slipping to fourth place despite being in a strong position earlier in the year. A much publicised flirtation with the the then-vacant England job was also rumoured to have played a key role in Levy's decision to switch to Andre Villas-Boas that summer.

Redknapp's only major silverware as a manager came while he was manager at Portsmouth before taking over at White Hart Lane, and the Londoner also referenced the side that lifted the FA Cup in 2008 when discussing his better outfits, even though he would admit his Spurs team from 2010-2012 were his very best.

"It would have to be, yeah," the recently departed QPR boss replied when quizzed on Spurs being his top team.

"The Portsmouth team, we had some fantastic players in the end at Portsmouth. We finished up with people like David James, Glen Johnson, Sol Campbell, Sylvain Distin, Lassana Diarra, Kanu was an amazing player, Sulley Muntari. It was a good group.

"But the Tottenham team, that was a great team. I felt we could have gone on and only got better."

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