‘Tottenham has lost credibility in bid to gain Olympics stadium’

Monday, January 24, 2011

LONDON - West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady has branded Tottenham’s bid to move into the 2012 Olympic Stadium as ’spur of the moment money making’ exercise.

Tottenham is vying with fellow Premier League club West Ham United to take over the 500 million pound stadium after the Olympic Games.

West Ham plans to maintain an athletics legacy whereas Tottenham is not in favour of it.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) is evaluating both bids and is expected to make its recommendation on Friday, after which the Government and mayor of London will have the final say on the future of the site.

She told Spurs boss Harry Redknapp: “You’ve blown your club’s credibility.”

She also said why her club must win their bitter battle with Tottenham to move into the stadium after the 2012 London games, The Sun reports.

On Friday, Redknapp claimed the Olympic Stadium would become a graveyard if West Ham win the bid.

But Brady has hit back, saying: “Harry Redknapp was told to do his best to scaremonger.

“But, for my mind, his words ended up being a form of Harry-kiri that sounded the death knell on any credibility Tottenham had to getting support. Theirs is a Spur of the moment money-making bid.” (ANI)

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