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Redknapps set to link up at Spurs

Jamie Redknapp
Redknapp was Spurs captain before he left in January 2005

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has offered his son Jamie a coaching role at White Hart Lane next season.

The ex-Liverpool and Spurs midfielder retired in 2005 and is now a television pundit but that is unlikely to prevent him from taking up his father's offer.

"Next year, I hope Jamie will come in and spend a couple of days a week working with the youth sides, just for the love of it," Redknapp said.

"He's doing his coaching badges and he would be great with the kids."

Former England midfielder Jamie, 35, who was forced to retire due to a knee injury in 2005, started his career at Bournemouth while father Harry was in charge, before spending over 10 years at Liverpool, making more than 300 appearances.

After leaving Anfield he played 49 games for Spurs in his two and a half seasons at White Hart Lane, before linking up once more with his father when he was in charge at Southampton.

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Harry Redknapp, 62, succeeded Juande Ramos at White Hart Lane in October and has already added former Spurs players Les Ferdinand and Tim Sherwood to the coaching staff at the club.

"There are so many former players out there who have so much to offer," Redknapp said.

"Tim and Les have done very well since they have been here but clubs do not give those boys a chance. I don't want to lose either of them but if a lower-league club were to give them a chance, they would be fantastic.

"It is almost a crime that they are not involved, because there are so many who could do a great job."

The former Portsmouth and West Ham boss also outlined what he thinks it will take to turn Spurs into a top four team next season.

"We are short of three quality players to help us close that gap and I know the players I would like," Redknapp told London's Evening Standard newspaper.

"Will we be able to get them? I don't know.

"Kenwyne Jones? I was interested in him in the winter but he signed a new contract at Sunderland in January, so I don't think so. But we need to juggle things around.

"We spent big money in January, so it's not just going to be a case of having massive money to spend.

"As the chairman Daniel Levy said, we are going to have to be a bit creative in the transfer market.

"Maybe this year, Arsenal have not quite been at the level of the other three but there is still a gap there between us."



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see also
Redknapp plans Spurs alcohol ban
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Redknapp adds Sherwood to staff
31 Oct 08 |  Tottenham
Sherwood considering Spurs offer
28 Oct 08 |  Football
Tottenham sack Ramos for Redknapp
26 Oct 08 |  Tottenham


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