Redknapp slams ‘totally out of order’ Neville for Tottenham criticism

‘His comments were an absolute disgrace… when he managed Valencia they were the worst side in their history’: Harry Redknapp slams ‘totally out of order’ Gary Neville for his criticism of ‘pathetic and spineless’ Tottenham after Man City defeat

  • Manchester United legend Gary Neville hit out at Tottenham on Monday night
  • Neville and Jamie Carragher both discussed Tottenham’s failure to win trophies
  • Former Spurs boss Harry Redknapp took exception to Neville’s comments

Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has hit out at Gary Neville following the Sky Sports pundit’s criticism of Mauricio Pochettino’s side on Monday night.

Neville suggested Tottenham have been ‘spineless and soft’ during the past 30 years while fellow pundit Jamie Carragher questioned their lack of spending in the summer.

The Manchester United legend was complimentary of Tottenham’s model but Redknapp did not like all of his comments about his former employers.

Harry Redknapp has hit out at Gary Neville following the Sky Sports pundit's latest comments

Harry Redknapp has hit out at Gary Neville following the Sky Sports pundit’s latest comments

United legend Neville said Tottenham have been 'spineless and soft' during the past 30 years

United legend Neville said Tottenham have been ‘spineless and soft’ during the past 30 years

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‘I thought Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace,’ Redknapp told talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.

‘I can only comment on the three-and-a-half years I managed the club, and we weren’t gutless, we weren’t spineless, we weren’t pathetic, flaky or soft.

‘It’s a disgrace to label people like Luka Modric, Gareth Bale, Ledley King, Rafa van der Vaart, William Gallas, it’s a disgrace to talk about players saying they’re spineless and gutless.

‘I was so disappointed and so upset by his comments. He was totally out of order.

‘And listen, we can all come back – when he managed Valencia they were the worst Valencia team probably not just in the last 30 years but in their history.

‘I heard him about two years ago have a pop about a couple of players, saying Tottenham had got rid of some bad apples and mentioned Michael Dawson – he was one of the best pros I’ve come across in my life. I think he needs to do his homework before he comes out and makes comments like that and talks about people in that tone.’

Redknapp also refused to send a message to Neville and said he does not want to speak to the former England and Manchester United defender.

Both Neville and fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher hit out at Tottenham on Monday

Both Neville and fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Carragher hit out at Tottenham on Monday

Redknapp hit out at Neville following his failed attempt in management at La Liga side Valencia

Redknapp hit out at Neville following his failed attempt in management at La Liga side Valencia

He added: ‘Listen, I’ve got the raving hump, I really wouldn’t want to speak to him to be honest.

‘I’ve got the raving needle with him, I think he’s totally out of order, I really do.

‘My son’s a pundit, so I know people have a right to their opinions and I don’t dispute that, but his opinion in this case is totally wrong, totally out of order.

‘The previous 26 years I can’t argue about, that’s up for other managers to say and I’m sure there are lots of people who were very aggrieved for him to say that about their teams and their players.’

 

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