Tottenham’s Harry Redknapp not getting the respect he deserves

Sharethematch.com looks at the current confusion surrounding Harry Redknapp's long-term future at Tottenham

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Harry Redknapp has one season remaining on his Tottenham contract PA Photos

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Redknapp not getting the respect he deserves

Harry Redknapp is being treated with a lack of respect by Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy, who is attempting to offer him just a one-year rolling contract extension.

When the 65-year-old took over at White Hart Lane in 2008, Spurs were rooted to the foot of the Premier League.

He’s since guided Tottenham to the top four on two occasions, and led them to the quarter-finals of the Champions League, and Spurs were very unfortunate to miss out on qualifying for the competition again this season after Chelsea’s European triumph denied the north London side.

Admittedly, Tottenham ran out of steam this season badly, and Redknapp perhaps take too much credit when everything is going well but accepts little responsibility when things are not going well.

But he must be treated with some respect and at present, Levy is not doing that.

Hull set for under-rated Bruce

With all the excitement of Euro 2012 dominating the back pages, it is easy to forget about domestic football, and it looks like Steve Bruce is going to be the Hull City manager.

This is a good move by chairman Assem Allam after the debacle of Nick Barmby’s sacking.

Bruce is a decent mid-table Premier League manager – one bad spell after two seasons of success at Sunderland seem to have soured people’s perception of him.

He took Birmingham City to the top flight for the first time in 16 years and guided them to a 13th-place finish in their first year, followed by a succession of comfy mid-table places.

They were relegated but he brought them straight back up again despite having the supporters briefly turn on him.

A resounding success of a manager at Wigan Athletic – he survived relegation before taking them to the unbelievable position of 11th despite losing Wilson Palacios.

Roberto Martínez has had two seasons of surviving at the bottom of the table but gets the plaudits as if he was Sir Alex Ferguson.

Bruce should have got his dream job at Newcastle United at some point but he could never find a way to engineer the move.

Instead he went to Sunderland, where he took them to 13th and 10th before a run of bad games got him the sack.

If Hull can sign up Bruce, he will be a success at the club – he is a far better manager than people give him credit for.

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