Harry Redknapp thanked Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy for meddling in his transfer affairs after watching Rafael van der Vaart help complete a remarkable late comeback against Wolves.
New signing Van der Vaart was the class act on the pitch after shaking off a calf strain to start his third game in a week as Spurs scored three times in the final 13 minutes to record their first Barclays Premier League home win of the season.
The Holland midfielder cancelled out Steven Fletcher's opener from the penalty spot before substitutes Roman Pavyluchenko and Alan Hutton sealed a 3-1 victory. Van der Vaart joined Spurs in a last-gasp £8million move from Real Madrid on transfer deadline day. Although manager Redknapp had mentioned him to Levy over the summer, it was the Spurs supremo who made the move for the 27-year-old.
Such matters have been resigning matters for managers in the past but Redknapp is delighted with this particular instance of interference.
"Yeah, probably," he said. "He was on a list that we'd bandied about three months ago.
"I watched him play for Holland against Norway in Amsterdam and liked him. He's a good player and he'll link in with how we want to play."