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Byline: Tom Hopkinson

HARRY REDKNAPP has signed up with top agent Paul Stretford in a bid to get his Tottenham future sorted.

Redknapp wants hard-bargaining Stretford - best known as Wayne Rooney's advisor - to sort him out a new deal with Spurs supremo Daniel Levy.

Amazingly Redknapp, 65, is unsure about where he stands at Spurs, with one year left on his contract and no ongoing talks with Levy about an extension.

Redknapp took Spurs to fourth in the Premier League but has not even spoken to his boss since the end of the season to discuss a new deal or a transfer budget.

Spurs chief Levy is in a strong position because of the terms of Redknapp's current deal - and Wigan chief Roberto Martinez would be in pole position to replace Redknapp if he left.

Levy has an option to give Redknapp a further year - but should Spurs start the season badly the manager's pay-off would be pounds 1million. That is a fraction of the sum Spurs would receive in compensation if Redknapp left.

People Sport understands the LMA managers' union looked at the contract during the height of England's interest in Redknapp and felt it could be challenged.

However, the idea of Redknapp taking Spurs to court is too extreme - so instead he has changed agents.

Stretford and Rooney took on Sir Alex Ferguson over a pay rise at Manchester United and, for all of the snarling words, the player came out with more cash.


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Date:Jun 3, 2012
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