Redknapp wrote in The Sun: "Being a bit of a football romantic I love the dear old FA Cup.
"However, these days it is not just the race for the Premier League title that has overshadowed it. Even the chasing pack now put battling it out for fourth place ahead of our most cherished and famous old trophy.
"For the players, the prospect of a medal and a day out at Wembley is still a huge draw. But for the chairmen and club owners the lure and the big pay day from securing Champions League football is far more attractive.
"As romantic as I am even I have to admit it’s difficult to say which has given me the most pleasure. We had a fantastic day out at Wembley to win the Cup.
"But equally, we went up to Manchester City on the last day of the season and won there in a straight fight between the clubs for who finished fourth."