Tottenham news

Redknapp turned down Al-Ahli

March 4, 2011
By ESPNsoccernet staff

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has revelaed he was tempted by an offer to manage Al-Ahli last summer.

Redknapp said he was seriously considering a move to Dubai for a better lifestyle, but ultimately could not desert Spurs after leading them into the Champions League for the first ever time.

United Arab Emirates side Al-Ahli appointed former Leeds United and Aston Villa boss David O'Leary as their manager.

Redknapp told the Tottenham's official website: ''There was an offer and I was intrigued. I love coming here [to Dubai]. It's a great way of life; it's safe, no trouble, you can do things, you can go out in the open. I was interested.''