Redknapp undergoes minor heart surgery

Updated: 02 November 2011 22:56 IST

Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp successfully underwent a minor heart operation Wednesday, a day after being admitted to hospital for tests.

Redknapp undergoes minor heart surgery

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp successfully underwent a minor heart operation Wednesday, a day after being admitted to hospital for tests.

Redknapp had two stents inserted to unblock coronary arteries and is set to leave hospital in the next 48 hours, according to a statement on www.tottenhamhotspur.com.

"The club can report that earlier today Harry successfully had two stents inserted to unblock coronary arteries.

"He is in excellent spirits and due to be discharged from hospital in the next 48 hours."

Earlier Wednesday the north London club confirmed their 64-year-old coach was set to undergo a "medical procedure" that would rule him out of the Europa League trip to Rubin Kazan.

Assistant manager Kevin Bond and first team coach Joe Jordan will take charge for Thursday's match in Russia with the Spurs boss appearing confident he would be back in the dug out for Sunday's Premier League game at Fulham.

Redknapp told Wednesday's Sun tabloid: "I'm hoping I can be back at work again in a couple of days."

However chairman Daniel Levy said: "We are delighted the operation went so smoothly and successfully. Knowing Harry he will want to rush back, but it's important that he only does so when he has recovered properly."

The former Portsmouth manager, who has been in charge of Tottenham for three years, admitted in March 2010 that he had started talking heart pills upon the advice of his doctors, but stressed it was not a major problem.

Writing in his Sun column, Redknapp then said: "About a year ago I needed to take heart pills and I am still taking them regularly...

"I am absolutely fine and have no worries about my health but this game can make the most mild-mannered of people explode as when you are sitting on the bench you get eaten up inside from first to last whistle."

On the stresses of management he added: "After a game I cannot sleep, there is too much going on in my head as I go over moves, think about game plans, think about which player has had a good or bad game - and it's worse if you lose."

Topics : Football Tottenham Hotspur
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