Hit or Miss - Spurs say goodbye Ramos, hello Harry

Slick Spurs - This weekend, beleaguered Premier League football club Tottenham Hotspur sacked manager Juande Ramos and his backroom team and brought in Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp. It all happened before rumour-hungry sports hacks had an inkling of what was going on. Redknapp, always popular with the media, did his personal PR no harm by immediately steering the side to a much-needed win.

HOW I SEE IT - James Fletcher, Founder of Onside PR

Blink and you probably missed it. Tottenham Hotspur's hire of Harry Redknapp on Saturday evening was a stunning move that caught everyone by surprise. Many of Redknapp's former players at Portsmouth didn't realise until they arrived for their game with Fulham on Sunday that their manager had upped sticks. Last time Spurs sacked a manager it was a PR disaster. News leaked during a match that Martin Jol would be sacked and word spread around White Hart Lane as Jol stood in the dug out. This time, Tottenham presented it as a fait accompli. Ramos was shown the door, Redknapp was in and there was no time for speculation. Had Spurs shown the same cutting edge in front of goal this season as they did in landing Redknapp, Ramos would still be in charge.


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