Harry Redknapp tells Antonio Conte four players who can lead Tottenham into top four


Tottenham boss Antonio Conte can lead the club into the Champions League qualification spots this season, reckons former Spurs manager Harry Redknapp. Conte was announced as the new Spurs head coach on Tuesday, signing an 18-month deal with the option of a further year. The Italian replaced Nuno Espirito Santo who was sacked just over 24 hours earlier.

Conte joins a Spurs side who sit ninth in the Premier League table, having lost five of their first 10 matches of the season.

They are in the quarter-final of the Carabao Cup though and will be confident of qualifying out of their Europa Conference League group.

Redknapp believes the club is perfectly set up for success off the pitch.

And he reckons getting more out of the attacking quartet of Harry Kane, Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Dele Alli could propel Spurs into the top four.

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“When you look at the place, the stadium with 60,000 people in it is just incredible, there wouldn’t be a better training ground, it’s all in place,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.

“As a manager you’re looking at it and thinking they can’t get much worse… and Conte will be coming in be thinking that maybe he can grab that fourth spot this season.

“He’s not going to get first, second or third because those three teams – Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City – are on another level, but I think they can finish above Man United, West Ham and Arsenal and get that fourth spot.

“They’ve got good players. If he can get Harry going again, if he can wake Dele Alli up, what a talent, there’s an incredible player there and someone needs to get him going… Heung-min Son, Lucas Moura, they’re full of talent.

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