Peter Crouch: Manager was trying to sign up players during White Hart Lane farewell
By Harvey Byrne
Towering striker Peter Crouch has told how current Birmingham manager and ex-Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp was trying to sign up some players during the White Hart Lane farewell ceremony.
The north London club bid farewell to their famous home earlier in the month with a 2-1 win over Manchester United as they plan to move next door into a new 61,000-seater.
It was a great occasion for many associated with the club former players and managers were invited to celebrate, including Dimitar Berbatov, Pat Jennings, Robbie Keane, Ledley King and Martin Jol.
Former striker Crouch was also present and he told how he felt that Redknapp was trying to get “a few of the boys to Birmingham,” while also stating he told the manager he was happy at Stoke.
“Harry Redknapp was there,” told Crouch, as quoted by the Mirror.
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“I think he was trying to get a few of the boys to Birmingham City next season.
“I’m not sure how far he was prepared to go back. I told him I was happy where I was for a few more years.”
Redknapp was manager of Tottenham for four years between 2008 and 2012 and he helped the club make it’s way back into the Champions League with a fourth place finish during that time.
The former Southampton and Portsmouth boss had the likes of Crouch, Jermain Defoe and Niko Kranjcar starring for him and he worked with the trio at Pompey as well, while he also took the Croatian to QPR.
The experienced boss is known for working with players he knows and he could well be on the look out for some of the players he worked with in north London with Robbie Keane currently linked heavily.
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