Harry Redknapp: A difficult act to follow? - originally posted on Soccerlens.comIt would be all too easy to attriubte the recent success of Tottenham Hotspur to Harry Redknapp. Breaking into the top 4 is no mean feat, one yet to be emulated by anyone other than cashbags Manchester City for quite some time.
Yet it might even be easier to put their fall from grace and the arrival once again of ‘St Totteringham’s Day’ last season down to old ‘Arry.
There are far too many variables in football to explain how and why the Tottenham squad seems a tad disjointed under Andre Villas-Boas currently; the previous regime, however, appears the most important of them all.
Under Redknapp, rotation was not a popular policy. It never has been. For long periods at Bournemouth, Porstmouth and Tottenham, the first XI would not change noticably from game to game, or from league games to cup clashes.
‘Arry’s boys would be chosen ahead of the likes of Pavlyuchenko, Gio Dos Santos, even players still at ...