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The 54-year-old is set to lead the north London club for their Europa League clash against Rubin Kazan on Thursday, but admits Champions League qualification is their priority

Tottenham assistant coach Kevin Bond is confident that manager Harry Redknapp will return from minor heart surgery ‘rejuvenated’ and raring to go.

The 64-year-old was admitted to hospital on Tuesday before undergoing an operation to unblock his coronary arteries on Wednesday, but is expected to be discharged in the next two days.

Despite being set to miss Thursday’s Europa League clash with Rubin Kazan in Russia, the former Portsmouth boss could return to the dugout for Spurs’ trip to Fulham on Sunday, with Bond suggesting Redknapp will have just as much desire to manage following his recent spell in hospital.

"This will not knock Harry's desire to manage, no chance," Bond said.

"It won't happen. You give him two days off and he will come back rejuvenated.

"It's nothing really for us to worry about. It's happened. The procedure has come and gone. I have spoken to Harry and he is fine.

"While no one wants to see anyone have any type of operation, it is a simple procedure and hopefully he will be back within a couple of days so everything will be fine.”

The 54-year-old, who is set to manage Tottenham in Redknapp’s absence, has insisted that whilst Champions League qualification is the north London club’s priority this season, they will not disrespect the Europa League by fielding a weak side.

"Our priority for the coming season has to be to try to try to qualify for the Champions League, at least, but we would also like to win some silverware for the club," Bond said.

"We would like to win a trophy for ourselves and for the supporters if possible and the Europa League is an opportunity for us to do that so we will not be disrespecting the competition and bringing out any second-rate players.

"We will play a side that we think can win in every game we play and we have brought a strong squad with us."

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