Britton never made the step up to the first team at Upton Park, but says he will always be grateful to Tottenham boss Redknapp for taking a "gamble" on him.
He said: "He took me to West Ham at 16 and took a gamble on me, they paid a lot of money for me although I didn't work with him as much because I never made the breakthrough to the first team.
"But he showed faith with me. When we used to play reserve games or Youth Cup games and he would be watching he could come in to the dressing room at half-time and you noticed his man management, it was like he was untouchable.
"He would say things like 'give the ball to the little man he is running the game today', and if the first team manager is saying that it makes you feel 10 feet tall.
"I didn't work with him so much as I didn't make first team breakthrough but he is a great manager and I can definitely say that I am miles better as a player at 29 than the 17-year-old I was at West Ham."