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Spurs boss Redknapp: West Ham always special to me

Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp says West Ham United is still special to him.

Redknapp made 175 appearances for West Ham as a player before embarking upon a successful seven-year spell as manager in which he brought through the likes of Rio Ferdinand, Frank Lampard and Joe Cole. He admits the club retains a special place in his heart.

"I still look for their results every week," said Redknapp. "I grew up there. I was there at 15 and have great memories as a kid growing up with all those great players, Frank Lampard, Trevor Brooking. They were great days and it was a great part of my life."

He continued: "I loved managing a good team and all those kids that came through as well. Six of them went on to play for England out of that youth team so they were great times, working with (Paolo) Di Canio and all those people, they were great times."

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