Everton manager David Moyes is the red-hot favourite to replace Harry Redknapp, whose exit from Tottenham was confirmed this morning.
Despite guiding Spurs to fourth place in the Premier League last season, it appears Redknapp’s failure to secure Champions League football may be the key to his departure.
Redknapp and agent Paul Stretford spent yesterday in negotiations with chairman Daniel Levy as the 65-year-old’s three-and-a-half-year tenure at White Hart Lane came to an end.
Redknapp had 12 months left on his contract and is understood to have been unhappy with Levy’s failure to offer a three-year deal.
Levy said: “This is not a decision the board and I have taken lightly. It in no way detracts from the excellent work Harry has done during his time with the club and I should like to thank him for his achievements and contribution.”
Moyes, in charge at Everton for over a decade, has 12 months left on his current Goodison deal.