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Redknapp warns Spurs over lack of new contract

ESPN staff
June 5, 2012

Harry Redknapp has reminded Tottenham they would not allow any of their best players to enter into the final year of their contract, so he expects to be treated the same at White Hart Lane.

Redknapp has little more than a year to run on his current deal, leading to speculation that chairman Daniel Levy is looking to the future. Everton boss David Moyes and Wigan manager Roberto Martinez have both been linked with the Tottenham post.

"I don't think things could have gone better since I've been here," Redknapp told Sky Sports News. "We've finished fourth twice, fifth once, we've had a quarter-final of the Champions League. We've played fantastic football and I enjoy being at Tottenham.

"It's not a case of me looking for security. What it's about is players knowing you've only got a year left on your contract. It doesn't work.

"You don't let players get down to the final year if they're any good and you don't let managers get to their final year if they're any good.

"If Daniel doesn't think I'm worth it, that's up to him."

Reports in some of the national newspapers claim Spurs are currently a troubled ship, something with which Redknapp strongly disagrees. Clearly he still has a strong relationship with Levy, but stories will continue to be written while his position is left precarious.

"I've never had a problem with Daniel Levy, I've never had a minute's problem," Redknapp said. "The situation is I have a year on my contract and Tottenham have to decide if they want to extend that contract. If they don't, I go into my last year, which isn't an easy one when it comes to getting players in [while only having a year left].

"If Daniel thinks I'm the man to take the club forward, he'll extend the contract. If he doesn't, he won't. It's up to Tottenham."

Another report has linked Redknapp with a lucrative move to Qatar, something he strongly denied. "I don't speak to anybody else. I remember somebody saying something about Qatar - I've never been to Qatar in my life! I love it at Tottenham, but it's up to the chairman."

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