By John Cross
Harry Redknapp wants assurances over his Tottenham future.
Spurs manager Redknapp will meet with his chairman Daniel Levy in the next 48 hours, and will demand to know whether all of the club’s board are behind him.
It comes as a Middle East consortium has put together a financial package to try and tempt Redknapp to a job in Qatar.
Redknapp was sounded out last year by a Middle East club, and the Mirror understands there is fresh interest because they feel they may now be able to lure him away.
The 65-year-old fears there is an element at White Hart Lane who may want a change of manager, despite last season’s impressive campaign.
Redknapp stalled on new contract talks in February as he was keen on the England job, only for speculation over his future to coincide with an end-of-season slump that cost them Champions League football.
He only has 12 months left on his current £3million-a-year deal and is anxious to see whether Levy will offer him a new deal.
It is now coming to a crunch and Redknapp fears missing out on the Champions League – despite finishing fourth – will be a factor in discussions.
Levy was an admirer of Liverpool-bound Swansea manager Brendan Rodgers, and would have moved for the Ulsterman had the FA opted for Redknapp rather than new England boss Roy Hodgson.
That could be significant, but Redknapp’s future – and Tottenham’s plans – are likely to become much clearer in the very near future.
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