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Redknapp departs from Tottenham after four eventful years

sports Updated: Jun 15, 2012 01:58 IST

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Harry Redknapp will leave his role as Tottenham Hotspur manager, the club said on Thursday, bringing to an end a successful and eventful four-year spell with the English Premier League side.

Redknapp, who was heavily linked to the England manager’s job before the Football Association appointed Roy Hodgson last month, had one-year remaining on his contract and had said in recent weeks he hoped to renew it.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time at Spurs and am proud of my achievements,” Redknapp said in the statement.

“I have had a fantastic four years with the club, at times the football has been breathtaking. I am sad to be leaving but wish to thank the players, staff and fans for their terrific support during my time there.”

Man U to play in SA
Johannesburg: Manchester United will play two matches within four days in South Africa during July, the tour organisers announced Thursday.

The 2011-2012 English Premier League runners-up face two mid-table South African Premiership clubs -- AmaZulu in Indian Ocean city Durban on July 18 and Ajax Cape Town on July 21 in Cape Town.

United then travel to China for a further pre-season fixture against local club Shenhua in Shanghai on July 25, two days before Premier League champions Manchester City face Arsenal in Beijing.

India U-22 for Dubai
New Delhi: A 28-member India under-22 football squad for the forthcoming AFC U-22 Championship (Qualifiers) leaves for an eight-day training camp in Dubai on Thursday.

The team being coached by Australian Arthur Papas would be training at the Al Wasl Training Ground in Dubai. In addition, the Indian squad would also be playing two practice matches, including one against DNATA Club.

The team leaves for Muscat on June 21. India have been clubbed with UAE, Oman, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkmenistan in Group A.