Harry happy to end career at Spurs

The Spurs boss, whose side have landed a last 16 Champions League

encounter against AC Milan in February and March, has been linked

with the England job when Fabio Capello leaves after the European

Championships in 2012. But the 63-year-old, asked if he would be

content if Tottenham were his last football job, replied: “Of

course I would. For sure, only I don’t think that far ahead. “In

this game you just never know. Yeah, it’s gone great but I was

enjoying my life before and out of the blue suddenly you get a

phone call (from Tottenham). “It never entered my mind that I would

leave Portsmouth, I was enjoying it there and suddenly you get an

offer to come here. “Whoever thought Sam (Allardyce) would get the

sack. It can turn so quickly, half a dozen games and suddenly you

don’t know what you’re doing. You go from being the cleverest

person in the world to being the biggest idiot in the world. That’s

how this game works unfortunately.” On the possibility of

succeeding Capello, Redknapp added: “It’s flavour of the month this

game. Roy Hodgson was favourite at the start of the year. Alan

Curbishley nearly had it last time, now he can’t get a job in the

Premier League. Who knows what happens in 18 months time?” The

Spurs boss admits his biggest problem is keeping happy players such

as Robbie Keane and Niko Kranjcar who are currently not in his

high-flying side. Redknapp said: “They all want to play. I can’t

say Robbie and Niko are happy because they’re not. It’s hard when

you are not in the team. They get well paid but they want to play

football. “They get a bit low at times but we try to keep them all

involved. I try to make them as part of everything as I can but I

can’t guarantee they are going to play.” When it comes to Europe

Redknapp cannot see past Barcelona, who beat fierce rivals Real

Madrid 5-0 recently and who face Arsenal in the last 16 of the

Champions League in a repeat of their semi-final encounter two

seasons ago. Redknapp said: “Barcelona are amazing to watch. Their

movement is incredible. “It’s a bit like Holland and Johan Cruyff

(former Barcelona coach) has taken some of the credit. He put down

the blueprint for the way they play. They play total football.

“Their football is fantastic to watch. It will be a great game

against Arsenal but Barcelona would be red hot favourites. What

they did to Real Madrid made them look like a non-league team

almost. It was embarrassing and incredible to watch.”