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Harry tips AVB to impress at Spurs

June 29, 2012
By ESPN staff

Harry Redknapp is backing prospective Tottenham Hotspur boss Andre Villas-Boas to challenge for the Premier League title.

Andre Villas Boas and Harry Redknapp
GettyImagesHarry Redknapp is reportedly keen to reunite with some of his former players

• Spurs quiet on Villas-Boas reports

Redknapp parted company with Tottenham this month after his side's fourth-placed finish in the league did not prove enough to secure Champions League football for next season - as Chelsea will have the chance to defend their title.

Former Chelsea manager Villas-Boas, sacked by the Blues in March, has been strongly linked with the vacant post at White Hart Lane, with reports suggesting the Portuguese's appointment is imminent.

Redknapp is backing the ex-Porto coach to impress at Spurs, citing the squad's quality - in the same week they were boosted by Gareth Bale signing a new contract with the club.

"He has been to England. He has been to Chelsea," Redknapp said. "Things did not work out for him. The chairman at Tottenham (Daniel Levy) feels that he can do the job at Tottenham. He has certainly got the players.

"I think that they have the players there to be a top-four team every year and to challenge for a championship. That is my opinion. They have got the players there."