Redknapp backs Blackburn boss

Harry Redknapp (right) and Steve Kean

Harry Redknapp (right) and Steve Kean

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Tottenham manager Harry Redknapp believes Blackburn counterpart Steve Kean has done the best job possible, as Spurs returned to the top four in the Barclays Premier League with a commanding 2-0 victory over a poor Rovers side who remain marooned in the bottom three.

A Rafael van der Vaart tap-in and a fantastic free-kick from England full-back Kyle Walker secured a vital three points for Spurs, while Kean's side did not have a single effort on goal, the first time that has happened to any team in the top-flight in eight years.

"It is difficult for them (Blackburn), they are struggling and he has got a tough job there. It has not been easy for him and how he has had to go through the year and keep them going, it must be so difficult. I wouldn't like to be in the position he has been in," Redknapp said.

"He hasn't been able to bring any players in and has got what he has got at the end of the day.

"Whether he was manager or (Manchester United manager) Alex Ferguson I think it would be difficult to get more out of them - he has got the best out of what he has had this season, that is my honest opinion on what I have seen of them."

The three points moved Spurs back into the top four, but Redknapp still believes it is all to play for in the hunt for Champions League qualification.

"It is going to be hard," he said.

"You never know, it is all to play for but we have got a couple of difficult away games and you just have to keep going. We have just got to keep going and see what happens, whoever saw Wigan pulling off the results they have pulled off?"

Blackburn remain 19th in the table following the result and are three points from safety with only two fixtures remaining, but Kean was happy with his side's commitment at White Hart Lane.

"As far as our application and effort in the game, that was there," he said. "The normal part of our game that is normally good and of quality - getting the ball into the front two - was difficult. I don't think we got any type of quality into the box. We normally do and that was the disappointing factor of the game."

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