Only four months ago Harry Redknapp could do no wrong – he was cleared of the tax evasion charges that had dragged on for months, was the favourite for the England manager’s job, and Spurs were challenging for the Premiership title with a Champions League spot in the bag.
Arsenal were the team that changed all this – going from 0-2 up to lose 5-2 at the Emirates, saw Spurs lose momentum. The had claimed 50 points in their first 24 league games, but only scored 19 points from their final 14 games, losing out on third place. Normally fourth place would secure Champions League football but Chelsea snatched England’s fourth and final spot in Europe’s elite competition by beating Bayern Munich in the 2012 final.
Understandably Daniel Levy had a few questions to ask, and Redknapp did not survive.