Where are you now? First start of Tottenham under Harry Redknapp

On October 26, 2008, Tottenham appointed Harry Redknapp as manager, sparking an abundantly absorbing four years at the club.

Spurs were basal of the Premier League accepting becoming just two credibility from their aperture eight matches beneath Juande Ramos if Redknapp took over, but he led the club to eighth abode and the League Cup final in his aboriginal season.

The afterward attack Spurs accomplished fourth, and Redknapp’s agitative ancillary was afterwards able to storm the Champions League as they accomplished the quarter-finals.

Here, we bethink Redknapp’s aboriginal starting XI in allegation of the club. Tottenham exhausted Bolton in the aboriginal bender afterwards his appointment, but that was a ancillary best by Clive Allen, acceptation we’ve revisited the blood-tingling 4-4 draw at Arsenal.

“If this is what the watching apple can apprehend from Harry Redknapp’s Tottenham Hotspur, again the Premier League should rejoice in his appointment,” Dom Fifeld wrote in The Guardian afterward the match. Wise words indeed.

Heurelho Gomes

Gomes was in the bosom of a difficult and error-strewn admission division in England and, as The Guardian noted, Tottenham were “undermined by a goalkeeper bald of all confidence” as they fell 4-2 abaft at the Emirates.

The Brazilian did eventually achieve at White Hart Lane and charcoal in the Premier League to this day, afflictive the odd bender of anxiety but actual as absorbing as ever, as one of the chief players at Watford.

Alan Hutton (Chris Gunter, 79)

Arriving from Rangers with a appropriate reputation, Hutton never absolutely accustomed himself at Tottenham and did not see eye-to-eye with Redknapp.

“He never said annihilation to me if I larboard the club,” the right-back said afterwards abutting Aston Villa. “I can’t in fact acquaint you the endure time we spoke. It was apparently if I heard the words, ‘I don’t wish you to alternation with us any more, I wish you to alternation with the kids.’

“I just don’t anticipate anyone should be advised like that. For me, Spurs was an black place. I knew my time was up continued ago. If Redknapp came in, it just went decline from there.”

Hutton larboard Spurs for Aston Villa in 2011 and has been there anytime since, while Gunter has become a athletic for Reading and the Wales civic team.

Vedran Corluka

Tottenham paid Manchester City £8.5million to acreage Corluka in the summer of 2008, and the apostle was a reliable and possibly underrated attendance for both City and Spurs throughout his 5 years in the Premier League.

He has been with Lokomotiv Moscow back 2012 and has anesthetized 100 caps for Croatia.

Jonathan Woodgate

Replacing Ledley King in Spurs starting XI as Redknapp rotated his perennially-injured centre-halves, Woodgate will be affectionately remembered for scoring the acceptable ambition adjoin Chelsea in the 2008 League Cup final.

After catastrophe his career with spells at Stoke and Middlesbrough, the 37-year-old formed as a advance for Liverpool afore rejoining Boro as a drillmaster in 2017.

Benoit Assou-Ekotto

In May 2017, Redknapp accepted he was absorbed in signing Assou-Ekotto for Birmingham, cogent the Spurs Show podcast: “The alone agitation is that he’s accepted he wants to be a pornstar. Maybe I can get addition year out of him afore he decides to do that.

“What a acceptable player. He could able-bodied end up in the Birmingham colours next year, Benoit.”

‘Arry was sacked by Birmingham. We alarming to anticipate what Assou-Ekotto is up to.

David Bentley

Redknapp’s aboriginal bender in allegation of Spurs saw possibly the highlight of Bentley’s career at the club, as the accompaniment denticulate an abandoned advance from the angle of the centre-circle, acceptance afterwards the bender that he “felt like Superman and could fly home”.

But the above England all-embracing bound fell out of favour at White Hart Lane and afterwards a amount of accommodation spells retired at the age of 29 accepting collapsed out of adulation with the game.

He now lives in Marbella, area he co-owns a restaurant.

Luka Modric

Remarkably, Modric’s superior and adequacy for the English bold was advancing beneath catechism afterwards abutting Tottenham from Dinamo Zagreb in the summer of 2008 for £16.5million.

Not abiding what he’s been up to since, like.

Jermaine Jenas

The scorer of Tottenham’s third in the 89th minute and the acknowledgment to the quiz catechism ‘who denticulate the aboriginal England ambition of Fabio Capello’s tenure?’.

Injuries began to abbreviate Jenas’ career and he now works as a pundit.

Tom Huddlestone

It’s harder not to accept a bendable atom for Huddlestone and his adeptness to bang a brawl so sweetly. If alone he could run.

The above England all-embracing rejoined Championship accouterments Derby County in July 2017.

Gareth Bale (Aaron Lennon, 55)

This was pre-Inter hat-trick, yet-to-even-be-part-of-a-Premier-League win Bale. Apparently things began to aces up for the Welshman at some stage.

Lennon, who denticulate the affecting stoppage-time equaliser at the Emirates, larboard Spurs for Everton in 2015 afore abutting Burnley in January 2018.

Roman Pavlyuchenko (Darren Bent, 65)

“My aboriginal training, we were out accepting a convenance match, and al of a sudden I shouted at Pav to angle his runs or whatever,” Redknapp told BT Sport in 2016. “And al of a sudden this guy on the touchline sprinted assimilate the angle to acquaint Pavlyuchenko what I was saying.

“After about eight times he had run on, I realised that he formed harder than Pavlyuchenko. He came off at the end of the affair and he was knackered while Pavlyuchenko hadn’t even torn a sweat.”

The striker eventually larboard Spurs in 2012 and is nowadays arena in the third bank of Russian football for Znamya Noginsk.

Bent, meanwhile, is currently after a club accepting been appear by Derby County at the end of the 2017-18 division afterward a accommodation spell at Burton Albion.

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