Harry Redknapp has labelled Gary Neville ‘a disgrace’ following the pundit’s scathing criticism of Tottenham Hotspur earlier this week.
The former Manchester United full-back was highly critical of the North London club on Monday night, saying that they had produced a number of ‘flaky and pathetic’ teams over the years.
The irony of the comments though is that Neville was actually defending Spurs, saying they were building a strong, title challenging side in the right manner, while his Sky Sports colleague Jamie Carragher suggested that they should splash the cash, despite it not necessarily being available.
However, it was the manner of Neville’s comments about Spurs sides gone by, including those managed by Harry Redknapp, that got the 71-year-old so worked up.
“I thought Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace,” Redknapp told TalkSport.
“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.”