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Ramos leaves Cockerels, Pompey's Redknapp set to replace him

Ramos leaves Cockerels, Pompey's Redknapp set to replace him

Harry Redknapp is poised to become the next manager of English Premier League strugglers Tottenham Hotspur following the departure of Juande Ramos, he said yesterday.
Ramos left the club after its worst-ever start to the season which has left it anchored to the bottom of the league, Spurs announced late Saturday.
Moments later, Redknapp - currently in charge at Portsmouth - said he expected to be confirmed as the Spaniard's successor within hours.
Redknapp faces an uphill struggle to turn Tottenham's fortunes around - despite winning the League Cup in February, they have taken just two points from eight games.
Their UEFA Cup group campaign also got off to a poor start Thursday when they were beaten 2-0 at Udinese amid reports that dressing room confidence has hit rock-bottom.
The northeast London club said in a statement late Saturday that Ramos, formerly in charge at Sevilla, and other key staff were leaving.
"The club can announce that Damien Comolli, sporting director, Juande Ramos, head coach and first-team coaches Marcos Alvarez and Gus Poyet have left the club with immediate effect. We wish them well," the club said.
It then revealed that Portsmouth, currently placed seventh in the Premier League, had "reluctantly" agreed to let them talk to Redknapp, who won the FA Cup with Portsmouth last season.
Within minutes, Redknapp revealed that he expected a deal confirming his position to be announced very soon.
"It's going to be done tonight, it will all be sorted out and by tomorrow morning I should be in place," Redknapp said.
He added on Sky Sports News television: "It's a great opportunity for me. It's a big club, Tottenham.
"I love Portsmouth and I loved my time there, we had some fantastic success and I'd never been happier.
"But it's a great deal for Portsmouth, five million pounds (US$7.9 million) for me, and it's a chance for me to get on and see what I can do."
Redknapp, whose son Jamie is a former Spurs captain, has also managed West Ham United and Southampton. He said that Tottenham had contacted Portsmouth Friday about talking to him.
Tottenham said that Clive Allen, a former club player who is now development squad coach, and youth team manager Alex Inglethorpe would be in charge for Sunday's clash with Bolton.
It added in the statement that a further announcement would be made on the first-team coaching staff "in due course."


Updated : 2021-06-13 20:18 GMT+08:00