Date:Thursday June 14 2012
On Vital Everton we deliberately left this story until Harry Redknapp's departure from Tottenham had been confirmed.
We did this because while David Moyes has been the odds on favourite to be the next Tottenham manager, most of that betting had come a few months ago when Redknapp was the nailed on favourite to become the next England manager.
Before Roy Hodgson was named as the new England boss, Redknapp was the media's favourite to take the role, he also appeared to be most of England's fans first choice, but the Football Association overlooked him, much to the pleasure of the Spurs fans.
It didn't seem likely that Redknapp wouldn't be handed the job to take England into Euro 2012 so a big betting market started and Moyes slowly rose to the top.
How things change in football.
Not only has Redknapp missed out on the chance to manage England but he has also left the Tottenham job. Even 24 hours ago when this rumour kicked into overdrive it seemed ludicrous.
It was only a couple of months ago that their fans cringeingly sang Redknapp please don't go chants throughout games, now he's not good enough for them.
The man who took them from the bottom of the Premier League to the Champions League and would have done so again if Chelsea hadn't beaten all the odds to beat Barcelona and Bayern Munich to lift the Champions League.
Redknapp leaves big shoes to fill, even if the Spurs fans say otherwise and Spurs chairman Daniel Levy has taken a massive gamble.
So back to Moyes, the bookies suspended betting on David Moyes to become the next boss last night.
Now that can be a sign that a deal could be close, but reports suggest that Tottenham have yet to make an approach to Everton for Moyes, which would indicate that the betting has been suspended solely because so much money has already been placed on Moyes over the past few months.
So it would seem that despite Redknapp leaving White Hart Lane, everything to do with Moyes up till this point has been pure speculation.
So the question is, would David Moyes leave Everton for Tottenham under this type of scrutiny?
It would appear that nothing is good enough for those in charge of Tottenham, if a top four place isn't seen as a success then what are they expecting from their new manager?
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Date:Thursday June 14 2012
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