Redknapp: Rose Proved Wrong
Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp has backed Mauricio Pochettino to do the right thing, with the Argentine manager coming under fire from Danny Rose about the club's transfer polciy.
The Birmingham City manager was responsible for Rose's breakthrough at the north London club, and he believes that the 27-year-old should reconsider his statement, given the club are on the rise under Mauricio Pochettino, especially after they put through 2 signings (worth a combined £35m) on transfer deadline day.
Spurs had been relatively quiet during this summer's transfer window, although Pochettino said at the time that there would be inward movement before the end of the month and the transfer window closed, but that wasn't enough for Rose. In an interview with The Sun, Rose admitted that he was frustrated with the lack of transfer spending this summer, and he would prefer a few high-profile signings without the need to Google their identity.
His statement did not go down too well with plenty of pundits as well as the club's faithful, and Redknapp insists that it is not easy to attract players without the promise of a regular starting role, he said: "I'm surprised at Danny. Danny is a great lad, an outstanding player, the best left-back in the country in my opinion. I don't know why he's said that really, it's up to the manager and the owners whether they spend money really, and buy players. It's a difficult club to buy players at because their starting XI is so good I don't know if you were trying to sign a player what you would say to him?"
Rose has attracted interest from the likes of Chelsea and Manchester United over the past few years but the latter appear to hold some advantage in the player's pursuit after he admitted his desire to move north, where he started his career with Leeds United.
The 27-year-old is said to have the ambition to lifting trophies, and he feels that he has one more big contract in himself as he approaches the prime of his career.