Spurs confirm Harry's arrival

26 October 2008 10:21
Tottenham Hotspur have confirmed the appointment of Harry Redknapp as their new manager, following the sacking of Juande Ramos late on Saturday evening. Redknapp has moved to White Hart Lane after the two clubs agreed a £5million compensation package, with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy signalling a total change of approach at the north London club. He told the club's official website: "In appointing Harry Redknapp as our new manager, we are delighted to have secured the services of someone we have long since admired and whose track record and knowledge of all levels of football, including importantly the Premier League, is outstanding. "I know Harry is relishing the opportunity of managing a club he knows well and of re-invigorating and restoring confidence to a squad of highly talented international players. "With his great knowledge of the game and his excellent motivational skills, Harry has inspired his teams to consistently over-perform. "His preferred attacking style of playing the game also sits comfortably with our club's history, heritage and the type of entertaining football our fans want and expect to see. "In Harry, we are also accepting with his appointment that now is the right time for us to move back to a more traditional style of football management at our club. "This is one which we believe will be capable of initiating our climb back up the Premier League table and to maintaining our challenge in the UEFA, Carling and FA Cup competitions."

Source: ESA