Harry Redknapp has described speculation claiming he had resigned from his managerial position at Tottenham Hotspur as “an outrage”.
The 65-year-old is set to hold talks with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy to discuss his future, with the pair understood to be some distance away from negotiating a new contract. Redknapp’s current deal expires next June. Football betting markets exploded amid rumours of Redknapp’s possible resignation, something that drew an angry response from the former West Ham boss.
“No, I haven’t resigned and I have no idea why it’s being suggested I have. This is an outrage – an absolute liberty for people to be putting around this kind of rumour on the internet,” Redknapp told ESPN on Tuesday.
“It is not true -there is not a chance I will resign. Why should I? I have a year left on my contract.”
Levy is thought to have been disappointed with how Tottenham’s form tailed off when Redknapp was linked with the then vacant England manager’s job.
Redknapp’s team won just four of their final 13 Premier League matches, a run of results which ultimately cost them a Champions League place.
Chelsea’s surprise European triumph meant Spurs missed out on the final place in next season’s competition, despite finishing fourth.
Redknapp, who has spent some time out at Euro 2012 to watch football live, last week revealed he would have taken the England job if it had been offered to him but denied rumours linking him with a move to a club in Qatar.
He warned that ongoing uncertainty about his contract situation would affect his players.
“If they don’t extend it and I go into my last year, it’s not an easy one when players know you’ve only got a year left,” said the former West Ham and Portsmouth boss.
“It’s up to Tottenham. If they think I’m OK and I’ve done a decent job and deserve an extension, they’ll give it to me.”