Redknapp denies exit talk

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Tottenham Hotspur manger Harry Redknapp isn't thinking about leaving the club despite having heart surgery this week.

The 64-year-old underwent surgery to unblock an artery on Wednesday, raising fears that his medical condition may force him to quit his role as manager at White Hart Lane.

The likes of Gerard Houllier and Joe Kineer have both had to quit the game with heart conditions, but Redknapp says he won't be following suit after his routine operation.

"I'm lucky that I work in an industry where there are experts and specialists on hand to look after you properly," Redknapp said.

"That's handy because after this weekend we have a break for international matches coming up anyway.

"After that I'll be back in at Tottenham and back on the training pitch.

"This isn't going to stop me doing the job I love. I love my football and won't be walking away any time soon. I can assure everyone I'm doing okay.

"It won't stop me running - I might even do the marathon one day."

Redknapp was forced to watch Spurs's first defeat in the Europa League group stage by Rubin Kazan on Thursday from his bed, all the while in the knowledge that upon his return, wins against both PAOK and Shamrock Rovers in their final two group games will assure qualification to the last-32.

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