Ferdinand, Wright & more: Twitter on Redknapp’s Tottenham sacking

Tottenham have sacked Harry Redknapp after almost four years in charge, sparking a flurry of reaction on Twitter

The Sport Review staff
By The Sport Review staff
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Rio Ferdinand was surprised by Harry Redknapp's departure Photo: The Sport Review

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Tottenham have confirmed Harry Redknapp’s departure as manager after almost four years in charge at White Hart Lane.

The 65-year-old had 12 months left on his contract and leaves after guiding Spurs to a fourth-place finish in the Premier League, with many famous football names shocked by his departure.

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Here is some of the Twitter reaction to Tottenham’s decision to sack Redknapp.

Arsenal legend Ian Wright (‏@IanWright0) is both delighted and bemused by Harry Redknapp’s departure: “It’s a great excuse for any player who wants to leave Spurs! I can’t wait to see the fallout of this one. Just when I thought Spurs were on Arsenal’s tails, Levy gets rid of the manager! Hopefully AFC will make some big signings…..They should go for Martinez: Premier League experience, good football and seems like a loyal bloke. Young enough to see a project through.”

Former Liverpool defender Neil Ruddock (‏@RealRazor) is shocked by the news of Redknapp’s exit: “Really surprised to hear Harry Redknapp has left Spurs, who could better what he has done….”

Norwich City’s Anthony Pilkington ‏(@Pilkington_11) believes Redknapp will be a tough man to replace at White Hart Lane: “Wow Harry has left Spurs! Crazy news! Can’t believe #Spurs have let him go. They will do well to replace him surely. Manager-Merry-go-Round.”

Chelsea midfielder Yossi Benayoun (‏@YossiBenayoun15) is bemused by Tottenham’s decision: “Good morning, Redknapp out? Strange one….”

While, Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand ‏(@rioferdy5) was impressed with Redknapp’s transformation of Spurs: “Just woke up to the news that Harry Redknapp is no longer Spurs manager???? Wow!! I thought he was doing a great job there….”

And Red Devils legend Peter Schmeichel (‏@Pschmeichel1) is shocked: “Football’s gone mad ‘@SkySports: Harry Redknapp is to leave his post as Tottenham manager, the club have confirmed. Full story to follow.’”

Former Tottenham striker Gary Lineker ‏(@GaryLineker) appears to be in agreement with Piers Morgan: “RT @piersmorgan: Spurs getting rid of Harry Redknapp is, even by their standards, unbelievable idiocy. Ex-Bradford City manager Chris Kamara ‏(@chris_kammy) reckons David Moyes is heading to Spurs: “Just heard the news that Harry Redknapp gone & David Moyes taking over Spurs?? Wow the magic roundabout in full swing, but who gets Everton?”

Ex-Tottenham midfielder Rohan Ricketts (‏@RohanRicketts) questions Daniel Levy’s decision: “If Spurs have sacked Harry Redknapp, they need their head checking!! What could possibly be wrong?”

Former Tottenham chairman Lord Sugar (‏@Lord_Sugar) jokes about taking the job and appointing Piers Morgan as his assistant: “I would like to be the new manager of Spurs just to give the media something to write about…[email protected] I might take the Spurs manager job – will you be my no 2? Together we could win the Champions League.”

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