On top of the world a bare four months ago having been cleared of tax evasion charges that dragged on for months, in the drivers seat for the England job, Spurs challenging for the Premiership title with a Champions League spot in the bag.
It was Arsenal who did him in. That 5-2 roasting at the Emirates sent Spurs into a spiral which saw them fall out of contention for the title, dipping past Arsenal to fourth, leaving their Champions League aspirations in the hands of Chelsea. By that time the FA had turned to Roy Hodgson to lead England. In the cruelest of strokes, Chelsea won the final leaving Redknapp's fate in the hands of Daniel Levy, a tyrant of an owner. He did not survive.
The last day of the Premiership was also St Totteringham's Day and for that we have to thank Martin Fulop. In retrospect it sealed the fate of Redknapp.