@brun Why do you say Redknapp isn't a very good tactician?
He is probably the best English manager around at the moment, wouldn't you say?
People would point to Roy Hodgson and say how well he has done with England, which he has, but I'd be surprised if six months ago that you'd rather have him than Harry as England manager.
Who would you say is better than Redknapp (overall) or at least up there with him?
I'm not disagreeing with what you say, just looking for your opinion.
On numerous occasions last season Spurs had players playing in the wrong position, for example VDV wide when he himself stated he's more effective in the middle. I know Modric was there but Krancjar was played out of position also - Questionable choices like that aren't made by the top top managers imo, Redknapp was changing or was not changing formations leading to poor results at times. For example Spurs' direct play would lead to them leading but then they wouldn't sit back or switch to a 4-3-3 to maintain possession and stop the opposition from coming back
Hodgson is actually underrated, don't forget that Fulham's sqaud was nowhere near as good as Spurs'. Hodgson's ventures in Sweden have proven his tactical knowledge.
With Redknapp I think his Spurs side were lucky to be blessed with good pace on both sides and upfront in the form of Defoe and Ade who has quite decent pace. Spurs could play an extremely direct style of play that most teams aren't capable of defending against, defenders need pace and/or positional awareness and discipline not to be dragged out of position. I don't think it's some amazingly complex system Redknapp was working
I'm not saying he's a poor manager, just that he's not the best tactician, I don't think he's an elite manager. It's subjective but I prefer a tactician over a man manager, a tactician usually has pragmatism alongside his style of play as he pursues a vision of a type of football.
Best English manager? Probably Redknapp to be honest, but doesn't he win by default, like I say Hodg isn't that bad but there aren't tons of English managers. Championship managers are decent but obviously they aren't tested against the best sides