Redknapp makes title claim

21 January 2012 10:46

Harry Redknapp claims he would be in a good position to win the Barclays Premier League with Tottenham if he had the money Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini has at his disposal.

City boss Mancini and predecessor Mark Hughes have spent almost £500million on transfers since Sheik Mansour took over the club three and a half years ago. And Redknapp, who has turned his team in to title challengers on a fraction of City's riches, believes he would have a good chance to win the championship if he had a similar amount of money to spend.

"To be honest you have got a chance of winning the league (with their money)," Redknapp said ahead of his team's trip to the leaders on Sunday. "I'd fancy anyone to manage them."

He added: "It's a different game when you go and buy players and pay your players £250,000 a week.

"It is not rocket science, this game. Good players give you a chance. If you have not got good players you don't have a chance, I don't care who you are."

Mancini, whose team lead third place Spurs by five points, joked in response: "He can borrow money from us if he doesn't have money!"

Source: PA