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.