The Sun says Spurs were gutted Redknapp was not offered the England job.
For it would have gifted the London club the perfect solution to end a relationship that had already disintegrated.
Spurs wanted a younger manager, the FA needed a replacement for Fabio Capello and Harry was the people’s choice to become the national team’s new boss.
Tottenham would also have benefited from a fat compensation cheque from the FA.
But the shock appointment of Roy Hodgson as the Three Lions coach left Spurs with no option but to sack their manager.