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DT Exclusive: Harry Redknapp’s failed negotiation with Spurs chairman Daniel Levy

Brooks Peck
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Harry Redknapp, triumphant. (Getty)

Spurs sacked Harry Redknapp after he and club chairman Daniel Levy could not reach an agreement on a contract extension. This comes after a season in which Spurs faded in the second half following Redknapp's tax evasion trial and his open flirting with the FA while still a candidate for the England job. The following is a transcript of Redknapp's failed negotiation with Levy.

Levy: Harry, your agent sent over your demands and I have to be honest, I'm not sure what to do with them.

Redknapp: Just say yes to everything and I'll tell the players to start running around a bit again.

Levy: Well, I might do that if I could understand what's here.

Redknapp: Are you sure those are my demands?

Levy: It looks like it was written by a two-year-old and there's a drawing of a Nintendo Wii in the corner.

Redknapp: Yeah, that's them. I tried to send it through the picture piano-

Levy: Harry, for the last time, they're called computers.

Redknapp: Right. I tried to send them through the compicture piano but them elves inside it are useless. We should sell them to Sunderland.

Levy: Harry, please, just tell me what you want so we can get on with this.

Redknapp: Alright then. What I want is simple: A four year deal, tax free, the chance to manage England at the same time should any unfortunate type accidents befall Roy Hodgson -- if you know what I mean. Wink...

Levy: You don't say "wink" you just do it. It's no longer subtle if you say it.

Redknapp: What's "suttel"?

Levy: Nevermind. Is that everything?

Redknapp: No. I also want a car window put in front of my seat on the bench so I can talk to the players through it.

Levy: Why on earth would you want that?

Redknapp: Makes me feel good.

Levy: Look, Harry, this isn't working. You've achieved some wonderful things with the club, but we've invested far too much money to be missing out on the Champions League and still not winning any trophies four years on. I think it's time we go our separate ways.

Redknapp: That's a laugh! And where do you think you'll find a manager of my caliber?

Levy: We're going for David Moyes.

Redknapp: I'll get my hat.

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