7 Nov 2011

Redknapp forced to take break

6:05 am on 7 November 2011

The Tottenham Hotspur football manager Harry Redknapp could face a four or five-week layoff after undergoing minor heart surgery.

The Premier League club had initially said the 64-year-old, favourite to take over as England manager from Fabio Capello next July, would be set to return to work in two weeks following Thursday's operation.

Redknapp says he would try to stay calm in front of the television while watching Spurs visit Fulham in the Premier League this morning.