Ahead of this weekends hotly anticipated North London derby, Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp has jumped to the defence of Arsene Wenger following the desire of some fans to see him chopped after torrid start to the season.
The Tottenham manager has also had his own share of stick after Tottenham failed to retain their spot in the Champions League last season and feels it is ridiculous how critical fans are when a few games or a few transfers don’t go your way.
Redknapp said on the situation:
People need to put things into perspective. To talk about sacking Arsene Wenger is ludicrous. He’s done a fantastic job at Arsenal.
To finish in the top four and qualify for the Champions League every season is a remarkable achievement.
But this is the problem with supporters’ expectations. Most of the time it’s completely over the top. You win a couple of games and you’re a God, lose a couple and you’re the worse damn manager in the world.
So when I see Arsene Wenger getting stick it’s just another example of the game gone completely crazy.
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I have had some stick at Tottenham by a minority group of fans. Sometimes being a manager isn’t the easiest job in the world. When we failed to qualify for the Champions League last season I had some fans going on the radio saying it’s time for Redknapp to go.
I mean come on!
Personally, I would have to agree with Redknapp. There is no-one else who could replace such an established and experienced manager and we have to trust his judgment. As the first huge test for Arsene Wenger at the Arsenal helm, hopefully he can pull out some of his magic to get us back at the top-end of the table!