Thursday 15 November 2018

'I might put Gary's head on one of them' - Harry Redknapp hits back at Gary Neville's latest Twitter snipe

Harry Redknapp and (inset) Gary Neville
Harry Redknapp and (inset) Gary Neville
Kevin Palmer

Kevin Palmer

Harry Redknapp has hit out at Gary Neville once again in what has become an increasingly fractious war of words between the former Tottenham manager and the Manchester United legend.

Rekdnapp admitted he was "furious" when Neville claimed every Tottenham team for the 30 years prior to the arrival of current boss Mauricio Pochettino was "spineless and weak", sparking a reaction from the former Spurs boss who was in charge at the club between 2008 and 2012.

It inspired Redknapp to call into UK radio station talkSPORT to reject Neville's claims made on Sky Sports Monday Night Football show, as he suggested the pundit's difficult reign as Valencia manager was evidence that he didn't understand top level management.

Neville cheekily responded by posting a spread sheet showing his results as Valencia boss were better than Redknapp's in his final two jobs as a manager with QPR and Birmingham and that snipe inspired the veteran manager to call talkSPORT again to bit back.

"So now he's got to dig up that his win percentage was one per cent better than mine at QPR," fumed Redknapp.

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"I took over a QPR team that had already played 14 games in the Premier league and they had two wins, so it wasn't exactly taking over a world class team, you know? And at Birmingham I took over a team that had gone 25 games and only won one, that wasn't easy.

"My argument was about the Tottenham team I had, and I will not stand by and let someone come out with a statement like that when their facts are completely wrong.

"He could say: 'Yeah, but you didn't win anything. You got two fourth place finishes and the quarter-finals of the Champions League, but you didn't win anything'.

"Well the present team have had four years [under Pochettino] and they haven't won anything either, but does it make them a bad team? No it doesn't! I love watching them and I love the manager.

"We all know Gary, he is an excellent pundit and was a great right-back, but he's opinionated and sometimes he goes over the top.

"He hasn't got his facts correct in this case and he should have thought a little bit more about what he was saying. Yet, he's not man enough to say: 'Yeah I was wrong, I'll hold my hand up, that team Harry had was a good team'."

Redknapp concluded his rant with a suggestion that he needed to get some of his annoyance out on the golf course as he added: "Now I'm going to hit some golf balls and I might put Gary's head on one of them!"

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