Harry Redknapp will leave his position as manager of Tottenham Hotspur, the club have announced.
Redknapp and his agent Paul Stretford spent yesterday in negotiations with chairman Daniel Levy and it became clear last night the former Portsmouth boss was close to ending his three-and-a-half-year tenure at White Hart Lane.
The 65-year-old had 12 months left on his contract and is understood to have been unhappy with Levy's failure to offer him a new three-year deal.
Levy thanked Redknapp for his work at Tottenham:
– Daniel Levy, Tottenham Hotspur club chairman
This is not a decision the board and I have taken lightly.
Harry arrived at the club at a time when his experience and approach was exactly what was needed.
This decision in no way detracts from the excellent work Harry has done during his time with the club and I should like to thank him for his achievements and contribution.
Harry will always be welcome at the Lane.
– Harry Redknapp
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Spurs and am proud of my achievements.
I have had a fantastic four years with the club, at times the football has been breathtaking.
I am sad to be leaving but wish to thank the players, staff and fans for their terrific support during my time there.
Odds on who will replace Redknapp at Tottenham:
- David Moyes - 2/5 favourite
- Roberto Martinez - 5/2
- Fabio Capello - 5/1
- Rafa Benitez - 7/1
- Andre Villas-Boas - 10/1
- Jurgen Klinsmann - 10/1
Odds from StanJames.com.