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Spurs chief has no desire to leave football

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Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp may have turned 65 yesterday, but has no plans for retirement just yet.

The Spurs chief is having one of his most successful campaigns of his 29-year management career, leading the White Hart Lane club to third in the table.

Minor heart operation and a trial have not dampened his enthusiasm for the job and looks to Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson as an example where age is no barrier.

“I don’t think about packing up,” Redknapp sai. “Everyone is different. Alex is 70 but he doesn’t seem 70.

“I might look 65 but I certainly don’t feel it.

“I don’t know what I would do with my time if I retired. I’ve got no hobbies really. I only have a game of golf every now and again. That’s it.

“It’s not like I would be retiring from a coal face or anything. You get to go to all these fantastic places in this job and football is in you. It’s something you will miss when you don’t do it.

“I will not be applying for my bus pass. I haven’t been on a bus for years.”

Tottenham host Ferguson’s United at White Hart Lane and Redknapp is determined that his side make amends for last weekend’s 5-2 derby defeat to Arsenal.

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