Harry Redknapp has said today that he doesn’t think Spurs will do much transfer business next month.
Harry Redknapp – Carroll not available
While Harry would be keen to sign Andy Carroll from Newcastle, he doesn’t think there will be much chance of Newcastle letting him go.
Let’s hope he’s right on that one, but it’s owner Mike Ashley we are worried about selling Andy, if a big bid comes in next month.
Harry, who does a lot of his business during the transfer windows in the gossip press, says he will only buy players if somebody special become available (like Andy?).
This is what Harry told Sky Sports today about big Andy:
“He’s got fantastic potential,” “He’s a top player, no doubt.”
“He’s a real handful and he’s taken the Premier League by storm the first half of the season.”
“If he was available I think there’ would be plenty of people want him, because he’s an old-fashioned center-forward.”
“But I see Newcastle manager Alan Pardew wants to keep him and I don’t blame him, so I don’t see him moving.”
And Harry of course has been tipped to take over the England side, as there seems to be movement to appoint an England manager once Fabio Capello leaves the job in eighteen months time.
There are not too many England managers good enough to manage England at the moment, and Harry is probably way above anybody else.
We were worried a couple of weeks ago that some reporters were suggesting Sam Allardyce for the England job.
Harry continued about the possibility of managing England:
“I don’t think about it too much,” “I just get on with my life, that’s how I am. I’m not a person who starts thinking about what’s going to happen.”
“It’s 18 months down the line, you never know in this game, you never know in life… 18 months is a long way off.”
“I love doing what I’m doing here. But I’ve always said if an Englishman gets offered the job it would be very hard for any English person to turn it down because it’s his country.”
“At the moment I’m just concentrating on trying to keep Tottenham going and getting some results over this Christmas period.
“Of course everybody wants to manage at the top level and England would be the pinnacle for anybody. But whether it would ever happen, I wouldn’t be sure.”
We have to think if the English FA offered the job to Harry, there’s just no way he could or would turn it down.