Former Spurs assistant eyes top job should Redknapp leave

13:08 19 February 2012

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp takes his seat for the match

Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp takes his seat for the match

PA Wire/Press Association Images

Brighton boss Gus Poyet is interested in managing Tottenham

Brighton manager Gus Poyet declared his interest in taking the Tottenham job, should Harry Redknapp leave to take charge of England.

The 64-year-old is the bookies favourite to lead the Three Lions in Euro 2012 after Fabio Capello resigned.

The Uruguayan was assistant to Redknapp’s predecessor Juande Ramos before taking charge at Brighton and leading them to the League One title last season.

“I would like to be considered for big jobs because that is what I am managing for,” Poyet told the Daily Star. “I would like to get to the Premier League. I always said six years should do it for me.

“I have a long-term contract here and I will try here, but if I can’t I will need to move on.

“I try to be honest.

“I was at Tottenham as an assistant but I couldn’t make decisions and I like to make decisions.

“I am grateful to Juande Ramos. It was a great learning, but my character makes me like to make decisions all the time. Spurs chairman Daniel Levy knows me well so he wouldn’t get someone he didn’t know.”

Related articles

Sign up for our news alerts today!

Our editors' picks for the day's top news delivered to your inbox or phone.

Sign up for email alerts Sign up for mobile alerts
1
2 3 4 5 6
7

Latest Tottenham news

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Alexandre Lacazette of Lyon  (Photo by Kaz Photography/Getty Images)

The latest transfer news and rumours heading into the final weekend of the Premier League season.

Saturday, May 23, 2015
Yannick Bolasie of Crystal Palace in action (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has warned Yannick Bolasie’s potential suitors that the winger is not yet ready to join a top club.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Tottenham head coach Mauricio Pochettino (left) hopes his star striker Harry Kane enjoys a prolific tournament with England's Under-21s in the Czech Republic

Mauricio Pochettino says everyone at Tottenham will be cheering for Harry Kane and England’s Under-21s after the striker was selected for the European Under-21 Championship.

Friday, May 22, 2015
Saido Berahino of West Bromwich Albion  (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Boss Tony Pulis admitted West Brom will let Saido Berahino leave if a top four club makes a move - but only for the right deal.

Breaking News

Friday, May 22, 2015

There are severe delays on the Central Line after a woman was hit by a Tube train.

Read more

What is this?

Near You Now

Don't Miss...

Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Read more

Spurs Transfer News