Killer Car Smash Leaves Tottenham In Crisis
Tuesday 2nd June 2010
Today Tottenham Hotspur will mourn the death of their much loved manager Harry Redknapp. Understandably everything the club has been undertaking to ensure the upcoming campaign is sorted has been put on hold. Redknapp's family are still is shock and will be feeling numb at this incredibly hard time.
It's been reported that Harry was on his way to meet up with Daniel Levy who he was going to discuss transfer targets with. He was about 5 miles away from where he was going to meet up with the Tottenham chairman when tragedy struck. The police have reported that witness' who saw the incident have told them that two deer had darted in front of Harry Redknapps BMW, This had caused him to swerve out of the way, resulting in his car rolling onto it's side and flipping over several times.
Paramedicas were soon at the scene but nothing could be done to save 63 year old Harry who passed away moments after the ambulances arrived. His body was taken to a near by hospital where relatives including his son Jamie Redknapp were called to.
As the club comes to a complete stand still, Tottenham have released a statement concerning the matter...
"Tottenham Hotspur are deeply saddened at losing one of the clubs greatest managers and at this time we would like to send condolences to the family of Mr Redknapp. In these times of great sadness we ask that everyone sends there strength and love to the family and friends of Redknapp. As a club and out of respect we will put on hold all operational aspects that run within Tottenham Hotspur and as we are sure you all will we will reflect on the good times Harry has given us all."
Fergie: Redknapp Funeral Was Beautiful Send Off
Monday 7th June
Almost a week has passed and the events that have taken place regarding the late Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp are only just setting in. Fans are really only excepting it now as the whilwind week has come as a huge shock to not only them but the whole of English football. Media outlets such as Sky, Talksport and the BBC have been inundated with messages wishing Redknapp's family well and praise for Harry himself who enjoyed a great career which included spells at Bournemouth, West Ham, Portsmouth, Southampton and Tottenham. Harry was also the media and fans choice to become the next England manager and had all the criteria to take the national team back to glory.
Many footballing faces attended the jam-packed funeral with all but a few Premier League managers inside the church to pay their respects to Harry. Former players and colleagues of his along with his family watched as Harry was laid to rest. Flowers in their hundreds were lined up along the church with thousands of messages from the fans. Players including Peter Crouch, Niko Kranjcar and Jermain Defoe carried his coffin into the church which was a touching scene to see for everyone.
Sir Alex Ferguson who was in attendence described the ceremony as "A beautiful send off for a footballing legend".
Redknapp's former assistant Kevin Bond gave a heart warming speech which hardly left a dry eye in the building.
Tottenham Hotspur chairman Daniel Levy who paid for the funeral was sat with the family and spoke of his respect for Redknapp and that Tottenham will always remember him as he will have a place in the clubs Heart.
Who Will Tottenham Turn To?
Wednesday 9th June
With Tottenham no longer able to delay the proceedings and day to day running of the club it was business at usual for the north London club. Tottenham who were still shell-shocked about the loss of Redknapp had to look to the future.
Daniel Levy had been locked in discussions about who could possibly take the vacant position as club manager and who could possibly lift the spirits of the broken club and dejected players.
With Harry not even cold in the ground, bookies all over the country had placed odds on who they thought would be the new manager of the club. With a European adventure to take part in and another crack at finishing in the top 4, the club will most definately want someone with a high calibre of managerial experience.
The latest odds on the 5 favouries to take over at Tottenham are as follows...
Mark Hughes 2/1
Steve Mclaren 4/1
Felipe Scolari 8/2
Martin Jol 10/1
Glenn Hoddle 14/1
With the bookies targeting Mark Hughes as the favourie for the managers job at Tottenham it was left to everyone to wait and see who arrives to take control of Tottenham Hotspur.