Harry Redknapp says Tottenham have “every chance” of becoming London’s biggest club in the future – surpassing the prestige and trophy success of Arsenal and Chelsea.
Spurs have never finished higher than fourth in the Premier League era and have been unable to match the achievements of their capital rivals Arsenal and Chelsea in recent years.
But Mauricio Pochettino’s side are currently riding high in second place, which has sparked hopes that the Argentine can lead the club to their first top-flight title in 55 years.
Spurs secured Champions League qualification for their first time in their history under Redknapp’s guidance, and the 68-year-old believes his former club are on the cusp of achieving something special.
“There’s a chance for Tottenham to become the biggest club in London, every chance,” he told the Daily Telegraph.
“I think West Ham will push on and be a threat, but Tottenham are a bit ahead of them. They’ve got the money too, Joe Lewis is a very, very, very wealthy man.
“He’s up there with the wealthiest men in the world. If they can get in the Champions League or win the title, it looks set up for a long time at Tottenham.”
Pochettino has recently been linked with Manchester United, but Redknapp sees no reason why the Spurs boss would want to pursue other avenues given how promising Tottenham’s future looks.
“With the young players like [Dele] Alli, a great training ground and a new stadium to come, why would [Mauricio] Pochettino leave Tottenham to go to Chelsea or anywhere else?”