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Redknapp: “Neville is not man enough to admit he is wrong”

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Former Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp called out Gary Neville for a second time over his recent remarks

The Manchester United great labelled the Spurs teams from the past 30 years as “flaky” and “rubbish”, which caused an outraged Redknapp to retaliate.

Previously, Redknapp commented on Neville’s ill-fated spell in charge of Valencia in the 2015/16 season and labelled him an absolute disgrace.

Neville responded on Twitter with a dirty dig on Redknapp’s own recent managerial statistics, which show a worse winning percentage compared to his own at Valencia.

“To say that for 30 years Tottenham have been spineless, gutless, useless, disgraceful – that’s absolute rubbish,” Redknapp told talkSPORT.

“So now he’s got to dig up that his win percentage was one per cent better than mine at QPR…

“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’.

“But it was not about me managing, it was about the team I had and I want to tell him that wasn’t a gutless or spineless team.”

He finally added: “See you, lads. Now I’m going to hit some golf balls and I might put Gary’s head on one of them!”