We have to be thankful for Tottenham Hotspur this season, because if a vote was taken for the most under-performing team so far this season, Spurs would edge us out of top place – thank goodness.
Redknapp – new Tottenham manager starting with today’s game against Bolton
But it looks like Spurs have waited long enough for Juande Ramos to perform, and he was sacked yesterday, almost exactly a year after Martin Jol was given the sack, following Newcastle’s 3-1 win at St. James’ Park over the London side.
Harry Redknapp will take over and there must have been some very quiet negotiations going on behind the scenes as Spurs have agreed to pay Portsmouth £5M for Harry in compensation.
It’s almost a similar situation when Bobby Robson took over at Newcastle when Newcastle were second bottom of the league, back in September, 1999. Robson managed the team magnificently to get us 52 points in that 1999-2000 season – a fantastic management accomplishment that Bobby never really got the plaudits for that he deserved.
Redknapp is a good manager, who almost ended up at Newcastle last January, and if we were to lay any bets, we fully expect him to have Spurs at least in mid-table before the end of the season. With all the stars at Spurs, albeit under-performing right now, Harry will have his best squad ever, and he’ll be like a kid in a candy store.
But that now puts the spotlight on Newcastle, and we must get a new owner in as soon as possible, so we can start turning around the mess we’re in, as we rooted at 2nd bottom in the league.
We still expect Joe Kinnear to get us some wins before he leaves, and hopefully that will start on Tuesday night against WBA, following our disastrous loss to Sunderland yesterday.
Now is the time for our fans to support Joe and the team big time, and we can pull out of this mess.