Redknapp extends stay at Spurs


LONDON, July 14 – Harry Redknapp on Tuesday signed a new contract with Tottenham tying him to the London club until 2013.
Redknapp took over at Tottenham in October 2008, steering the side clear of relegation before guiding them to their best Premier League finish of fourth last season.

That performance not only earned the 63-year-old the Premier League’s manager of the year award, but also secured his club a place in the Champions League for the first time.

Redknapp’s deal was due to expire next year, but Spurs have now exercised the option of lengthening his stay at White Hart Lane by a further two seasons.

"The club is delighted to announce we have extended the contract of manager Harry Redknapp until 2013," read a statement on the club’s website.

"Harry guided the side to fourth place in his first full season with the club, our highest league finish since the Premier League’s inception, with the prospect of competing in the Champions League for the first time this coming campaign."

Tottenham will line up in the Champions League play-offs next month.