Monday 10 May 2010 | Tottenham feed


Tottenham's Harry Redknapp named manager of the season

Harry Redknapp was rewarded for taking Tottenham into next season’s Champions League by being named the Barclays Manager of the Season.

Harry Redknapp - Tottenham's Harry Redknapp named manager of the season
Man of the moment: Harry Redknapp has been named the manager of the season after guiding Tottenham into the top four of the Premier League Photo: PA

Roy Hodgson, the Fulham manager, had been tipped to win the award after leading Fulham to the Europa League final.

But Redknapp won the award after taking a team that was bottom of the league when he arrived at White Hart Lane 19 months ago into the top four.

Spurs secured fourth place in the Premier League after beating Manchester City 1-0 at Eastlands on Wednesday night. And they could still finish third - they need to beat Burnley on Sunday and hope Fulham beat Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium.

The top managerial accolade in the Premier League was voted by the Barclays Awards Panel, which is made up of football’s governing bodies, the media and fans.

Harry is only the second manager since the formation of the Premier League in 1992-93 to win the award without winning the championship. George Burley was first to break the mould after Ipswich Town finished fifth in 2000-01.

He said: "I'm delighted to receive the award but it's a team effort with Kevin [Bond], Joe [Jordan], Clive [Allen[, Tony [Parks], Tim [Sherwood], Les [Ferdinand] and all the coaching and fitness staff.

"Really, I'm just part of the team. It's all down to the players and what they've achieved. It's down to them really and a real honour to receive it."

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