Top 3 Potential Replacements For Harry Redknapp Next Summer

By on September 26, 2011

It is a well known fact that Harry Redknapp is the odds-on favourite to take over as England manager next summer. Current incumbent Fabio Capello will be stepping down following Euro 2012, should they make it to Ukraine and Poland.

The former Real Madrid head coach has been scrutinised following a number of lacklustre performances by England and while some papers believe Redknapp was asked to take charge following the less than impressive 1-0 win over Wales earlier this month, the Spurs manager denied the claim but admitted he would be interested in the role should it become available for him.

With that in mind, it is more likely than not that the former Portsmouth manager will be leaving Spurs next summer in order to take up the role, which will give Daniel Levy the troublesome task of finding his replacement. But who would be best fit to take over the prestigious club and help them progress from perennial top four contenders to title challengers?

David Moyes

The Everton manager has worked wonders with the Merseyside club on a shoe-string budget. His sides in the past haven’t exactly set the world alight but they have got results and often find themselves around the top 7 come May.

Could find it hard to reject the possibility of managing a team where he has money to spend and the chance to mould his own team. Whether he will leave Everton or not is another matter altogether but with the problems at board room level, coupled with the chance that Marouane Fellaini may be following Mikel Arteta out of the Goodison Park exit door, may see the Scotsman leaving sooner rather than later for pastures new.

Carlo Ancelotti

The Italian manager enjoyed considerable success during his two-year stint with Chelsea and, despite a minor drop in form around Christmas last season, could still be at the helm at Stamford Bridge.

Nonetheless, the ruthless Roman Abramovich didn’t want to settle for second best and despite Ancelotti picking up the clubs first League and FA Cup double in their history, was shown the door on the last day of the season.

Currently taking a year out of the game, Ancelotti has been linked with the position should Redknapp take up the England role next year. A fan of London however, was expected to take over at boyhood club Roma and speculation is still rife that he is holding out for the position, currently held by Luis Enrique.

Gus Poyet

Somewhat an outside bet, the current Brighton and Hove Albion manager still remains a fan favourite at the club following his stint both on and off the pitch at White Hart Lane.

He has proven his managerial credentials in recent months, taking Brighton from the brink of relegation to League 1 champions and the south-coast club are currently performing admirably in the Championship this season.

However, one major stumbling block could prove the way the club handled Poyet and former manager Juande Ramos when the two were fired in 2008. Whether he would want to take the role with Daniel Levy still at the helm remains to be seen but with Brighton playing attractive football, his name is likely to be linked with Spurs should Redknapp take the England role, courtesy of his roots with the club.

In my opinion, those are the three main candidates should the position become available. Do you agree with the list? If not, then voice your choice in the comments below and by you think they would be the stand-out candidate for the position.

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19 Comments

  1. John

    September 26, 2011 at 10:18 am

    What about martin o neill

  2. JD

    September 26, 2011 at 10:20 am

    FOR ME I WOULD HOPE THAT HARRY REDNAPP STAYS WITH SPURS IF NOT AND HE WANTS TO LEAVE I SINCERELY HOPE BOND GO`S WITH HIM , THIS GUY IS THE MOST DISINTERESTED SO CALLED COACH YOU COULD BE ASSOCIATED WITH AND GETS PAID FOR IT , MY COACH/MANAGER WOULD BE SIR ALEX FERGUSON ONLY HAVING A LARF! BUT MY MAN WOULD BE THE SPECIAL ONE MOURNHINO IF SPELT RIGHT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Chris Bailey

    September 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

    Chris Hughton.
    Young, English manager. Spurs legend.

  4. David

    September 26, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Hughton is NOT English – he’s Irish!! Played for the RoI regularly.

    • D Doc

      September 26, 2011 at 12:47 pm

      Your both wrong & right he did play for republic 1st black player to do so but he was born in England

  5. VICTOR

    September 26, 2011 at 11:25 am

    jd where on earth do intend 2 find money in payin mourinho’s wages. after promising poor luka modric an increase in his wages, the deal is yet to be seen materialised. keep dreaming of mourinho. bunch of slave masters

  6. Horny Helen

    September 26, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Pulis? Martinez?

    Ancellotti and Poyet would be the dream team though, with Gus taking over when Ancelloti goes.

  7. Henry John Balzan

    September 26, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Marcello Lippi

    yid-061

  8. woodsy

    September 26, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Moyes is so far ahead of any other candidates it’s no competition for me.

    We laud the likes of Martinez and Pulis for keeping relatively poor squads in the league with no money but with similar resources Moyes has kept Everton in the top 10 regularly for over a decade, even managing 4th and couple of 5th places along the way.

    Before getting carried away with talk of Ancelotti or Mourniho (no chance!) ask yourselves whether they would have done half as well in Moyes place. His achievements are staggering and he’s only behind Fergie, for the number of trophies and longevity, and Wenger, for rewriting the culture of the club.

    Many dislike the style of football he plays but when players are so hard to come by you play the way that suits your squad. Besides which I don’t think Everton are a long ball team anyway…

  9. King Kenny

    September 26, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    IF Spurs finish 4th and qualify for Champions League, do you think Redknapp would leave for England given that the England team is pretty weak?

  10. King Kenny

    September 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    PS – David Moyes would be the most negative hiring possible for Spurs

  11. King Kenny

    September 26, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    “woodsy says:

    Moyes is so far ahead of any other candidates it’s no competition for me.”

    You’re kidding me right?

    • woodsy

      September 26, 2011 at 5:31 pm

      I think my justification is pretty clear.

      If any cares to argue against it I’m all ears but picking someone who won at Chelsea with a ready made squad or experienced players with a winning mentality and unlimited resources is foolish.

  12. D Doc

    September 26, 2011 at 12:41 pm

    Slaven bilic contract with croatia is up next summer nocompensation for levy to pay , my money is on bilic, like wise with Michael laudrop at mallorca & Louis van Gal is free at moment I’d expect them to be in running to & maybe a surprise in mourinho

  13. Victoris Acretin

    September 26, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    Always one moron. Step forward illiterate Victor. What a double. Matching writing inadequacies with even bigger coprehension challenges. Poor luka Modric. Fancy Levy insisting he honours a SIX year contract signed ONE year ago. Perhaps a copmpetent adult might explain in words of one syllable what a”slave master is. Come to think of it a treble as to add to the aforementioned deficiencies we can add decency. A Chelsea gloryhunter? My bet on Harry’s eventual succesor is Tim Sherwood.

  14. lola joy

    September 26, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    martin o,neil

    • woodsy

      September 26, 2011 at 5:32 pm

      Spent a fortune at Villa, could only play counter attacking football and left when he was told to get the wage bill under control.

      Hasn’t proven himself since his time at Leicester for me.

  15. B00BS

    September 26, 2011 at 10:15 pm

    Roberto Martinez is the man..

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