Gary Neville posts t-shirt picture in ANOTHER dig at Harry Redknapp
‘If I offended you, my work here is done’: Gary Neville posts t-shirt Instagram picture in ANOTHER dig at Harry Redknapp as their feud over managerial records rumbles on
- Gary Neville posted a picture of a t-shirt on Instagram in dig at Harry Redknapp
- The t-shirt slogan said: ‘If I offended you, my work here is done’
- The war of words between the two former managers has rumbled on all week
- It started when Neville described Tottenham as ‘spineless, soft and flaky’
- Former Spurs manager Redknapp took offence and hit back at Neville
- Sky Sports pundit posted a comparison of their respective managerial records
Gary Neville has taken another pop at Harry Redknapp as their feud over managerial records ticks over into a second week.
The former Manchester United and England defender took to Instagram to post a picture of a t-shirt with the message ‘If I offended you, my work here is done.’
Neville captioned the post: ‘New @skysports MNF [Monday Night Football] uniform. Shame I’m not on tonight to wear it!’
Gary Neville has taken another pop at Harry Redknapp by posting this t-shirt picture on his Instagram account. The two former managers have been exchanging barbs all week
Harry Redknapp took offence at Neville’s criticism of Tottenham as ‘soft and spineless’
Gary Neville first made the comments about Tottenham on last week’s Monday Night Football
Former managers Neville and Redknapp have been exchanging digs since the Sky Sports pundit suggested Tottenham teams managed by Redknapp were ‘spineless and soft’ on Monday Night Football last week.
In a heated debate with fellow pundit Jamie Carragher after Tottenham had been beaten 1-0 by Manchester City, Neville said: ‘Tottenham for 30 years of our lives were spineless and soft, flaky, rubbish, you could be 2-0 down against them and think you would win 5-2.
‘That’s just the way they were. You knew that one little bump during the game and they would fall over it.’
Redknapp hit out at Neville following his failed attempt at management at La Liga side Valencia
But Redknapp, who managed Tottenham between 2008 and 2012, hit back fiercely at Neville on talkSPORT’s Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast and cited Neville’s brief and unsuccessful spell at Valencia.
He said: ‘I thought Gary’s comments were an absolute disgrace. 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.
‘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 think he needs to do his homework before he comes out and makes comments like that and talks about people in that tone.’
Neville posted a comparison to his Twitter account of his record at Valencia to Redknapp’s record when in charge of Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City
Neville vs Redknapp
Valencia (December 2015-March 2016)
Pld 28 W 10 D 7 L 11
Win percentage: 35.71
Tottenham (October 2008-June 2012)
Pld 198 W 98 D 50 L 50
Win percentage: 49.49
QPR (November 2012-February 2015)
Pld 105 W 36 D 26 L 43
Win percantage: 34.29
Birmingham City (April-September 2017)
Pld 13 W 4 D 1 L 8
Win percentage: 30.77
Neville, always keen to have the final word, then tweeted a comparison of his win percentage at Valencia to Redknapp’s spells in charge of Queens Park Rangers and Birmingham City with the retort ‘homework’s done Sir.’
Neville was in charge of 28 matches at the Mestalla, winning 10, drawing seven and losing 11, equating to a win percentage of 36 per cent.
Redknapp’s win percentage during his 105 matches in charge of QPR between 2012 and 2015 was 34 per cent and during his 13 matches at Birmingham in 2017 was 31 per cent.
However, Neville omits to mention that Redknapp had a much better win ratio of 49 per cent during his time at Tottenham, even if they didn’t win a piece of silverware.
Redknapp, 71, then hit back on Friday’s edition of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.
He said: ‘To say that for 30 years Tottenham have been spineless, gutless, useless, disgraceful – that’s absolute rubbish.
‘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.’
Redknapp was manager of Spurs between 2008 and 2012, with a win record of 49 per cent
Former boss Redknapp is a staunch defender of the current side and dismissed Neville’s claims
He added: ‘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 now Neville has decided to have another pop with his Instagram post that is clearly directed at Redknapp.
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