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Henry Winter: Tottenham can turn to Chris Hughton if England appoint Harry Redknapp

After Capello, England will want a motivator such as Redknapp, his credentials enhanced by involvement in the Champions League.

Spurs’ unfortunate loss would be England’s gain but there’s an obvious replacement, a familiar face at the Lane.

Sport on television One of their old lilywhite idols, a committed full-back who won two FA Cups and the Uefa Cup during 13 years playing for Spurs, is now looking increasingly at home in management. Chris Hughton has set Newcastle United up well tactically and mentally, producing good, hungry attacking football.

Hughton may not be deemed high profile enough yet for Spurs but by 2012, why not? Hughton loves Spurs and coached there for 14 years, including a six-game spell as caretaker in 1998.

After working for the soulless, penny-pinching regime of Mike Ashley and Derek Llambias, Hughton certainly deserves more caring employers.

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karim2176d ago

Yeah Hughton is a good choice

no_more_heroes2176d ago

I'm really starting to like this guy as a manager. They parked the bus in the second half on Sunday, sure, but they don't play ugly football at all.

He's now won at Stamford Bridge, Upton Park and the Emirates. I think he's got it out for the London clubs on their own patch this season. Spurs and Fulham watch out!

GJ232176d ago

Newcastle will be a good team under him. He knows how to get the result and thats the important thing

GJ232176d ago

He is a good tactical manager. He would suit Tottenham's team. I dont see Redknapp leaving soon though

karim2176d ago

I don't think Tottenham will let him go easily I think he's one of the best manger they came across with In recent years

kulka2176d ago

of course they wont biggest asset at the club