Redknapp named manager of season

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has been named Barclays manager of the season.

The award recognises the 63-year-old's achievement in guiding Spurs to fourth place in the Barclays Premier League and securing qualification for the Champions League for the first time.

"I'm delighted to receive the award but it's a team effort with Kevin (Bond), Joe (Jordan), Clive (Allen), Tony (Parks), Tim (Sherwood), Les (Ferdinand) and all the coaching and fitness staff," he told the club's website,

"Really, I'm just part of the team.

"It's all down to the players and what they've achieved. It's down to them really and a real honour to receive it."

Redknapp took over the Spurs reins in October 2008 with the team bottom of the table having picked up only two points from their opening eight games.

The north London club ensured a top-four finish this season by winning 1-0 at Manchester City on Wednesday night, and could even pip Arsenal to third if they win at Burnley on Sunday and Fulham beat the Gunners.

The accolade was voted by the Barclays awards panel, which is made up of football's governing bodies, the media and fans.

Redknapp becomes only the second manager since the formation of the Premier League to win the award without having won the league, following in the footsteps of George Burley after the Scot guided Ipswich to fifth place in 2000/01.

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