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Redknapp set for Villa return


LONDON, England November 21 – Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has said he expects to be on the touchline for the Premier League match against Aston Villa at White Hart Lane here on Monday.

The 64-year-old Redknapp, tipped as a future England manager, missed the recent league match against and the Europa League game with Rubin Kazan after undergoing heart surgery.

However, he told Sky Sports News on Sunday he would take over from assistants Joe Jordan and Kevin Bond against Villa.

“I feel fine, I’ve got more energy than I had before. I’ll be on the bench for sure.

“Sometimes you don’t realise there’s something wrong. I feel better than I did three weeks ago.”

The former Bournemouth, Portsmouth and West Ham manager said he felt worse watching Tottenham’s 3-1 victory over Fulham at Craven Cottage from his home than if he had been at the ground.

“I felt rough after the game. It actually knocked me for six.

“I’d rather be watching it from the bench than on TV.”