Tottenham chairman Levy pulls back from Redknapp contract talks

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is delaying offering manager Harry Redknapp new terms.

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy is delaying offering manager Harry Redknapp new terms.

The Sun says Redknapp, 65, wants to tear up the remaining 12 months of his current £3million-a-year contract and replace it with a new three-year one which will include a significant pay increase.

But Levy is not keen to offer anything longer than a one-year extension so it looks like the two men will spend the summer in a prolonged tug-of-war.

Levy feels Redknapp was responsible for failing to secure a top-three finish and a guarantee of Champions League football because he was distracted by talk of becoming the next England manager.

But the Redknapp camp insist the target issued by the chairman was a top-four finish and that it was hardly his fault Chelsea became kings of Europe to pip Spurs to the fourth Champions League spot.

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