Harry Redknapp
Harry Redknapp thinks Tottenham could win the Premier LeagueGetty

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp thinks his old club have got a "fantastic chance" of winning the Premier League this season. The 67- year-old pundit, who led the White Hart Lane club from 2008 until 2012, has claimed they have a great opportunity to win their first title in the Premier League era.

Redknapp does not see an outstanding team in English football's top flight at the moment, which has made for an intriguing season. "The title race is wide open. I haven't looked at either Manchester City or Arsenal in the last few weeks and thought, 'Phwoaar, what a fantastic side,'" he wrote in The Telegraph.

"They have both stumbled at various stages of the season and when City were without Sergio Aguero, they struggled. Now he's fit again, they have gone up a level, but Arsenal are the team to beat because they are leading the title race at the moment.

"For me, it will be the team that puts a run of four or five wins together that will win the title now. The team that puts a consistent run together will move away from the rest of the pack, but I don't think that necessarily means it will be Arsenal or Manchester City."

Although Arsenal and City are widely considered to be the two strongest title contenders, Redknapp believes Tottenham have a golden opportunity to upset the odds this season. "Tottenham have still got a fantastic chance and they have put good runs together before this season," he explained. "Everyone is dropping points. It isn't a vintage year, but it's going to be fascinating to see how it unfolds between now and May."

Tottenham are currently fourth in the Premier League following their 4-1 victory against Sunderland on 16 January, leaving them five points behind first-placed Arsenal in the table.