Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp is looking forward to the summer break after a tough season for him personally.

The Spurs boss was involved in a court case regarding alleged illegal payments during his time at Portsmouth earlier in the campaign and says he is excited about a much-needed rest following a topsy-turvy campaign.

"I'll be glad when next week is over. It's been a long old season," he said.

"I just want to get in the Champions League and have a break and get away for a few days.

"It has been a hard year for me personally. What I went through with the court case was the most difficult thing I've ever faced in my life.

"It definitely takes a strain on you. I do tend to get on with things but there's no doubt it has an effect."

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