Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is ready to raid former club Portsmouth's coaching staff.

The Daily Mail says Redknapp will attempt to solve Heurelho Gomes' confidence crisis by making an approach to former club Portsmouth for highly respected goalkeeper coach David Coles.

The new Tottenham manager is convinced that Coles, credited with helping David James win back his England place, can improve the form of the error-prone Brazilian.

Portsmouth chief executive Peter Storrie and manager Tony Adams will battle to keep Coles (right), who first worked with Redknapp at Southampton.