Harry Redknapp's absence extended to up to five weeks

Harry Redknapp's absence extended to up to five we

A Football Report
Harry Redknapp's absence extended to up to five weeks

Tottenham's manager, Harry Redknapp, who has undergone a minor heart surgery last week, had been told to extend his absence from football to four to five weeks, a longer break than what was firstly expected.

It had been initially declared that the Spurs boss would be fit to return to action within just two weeks, but the 64-year-old has now been advised by doctors to delay his comeback in order to avoid getting stressed, which means he will be resting for at least a month.

"I have got to listen what the doctors tell me and not get too stressed out. Stress is what causes most of the problems anyway," Redknapp told Sky Sports News.

"I will be fine, I have just got to take my time and when I am ready come back and get on with it but not before I get the go-ahead from the people in charge," he added.

However, the Spurs manager also shown eagerness to return to work as soon as he can: "They have said I shouldn't even think about football for four to five weeks and get myself stressed. I will see how I go but I hope to be back before then."

Harry Redknapp has already missed Tottenham's Europa League clash with Rubin Kazan, where the team suffered a 1-0 defeat in Russia, and also the 3-1 victory over Fulham at the Premier League's weekend match.