Harry Redknapp joins Twitter, makes out of date joke about Frank Lampard

Former Tottenham and QPR manager couldn't even send a text message a couple of years ago

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Harry Redknapp joined Twitter today, immediately raking in thousands of followers.

The former Tottenham manager, who has said in the past that he couldn't even send a text message, tweeted this morning: "Let's see what this is all about then."

He then followed it up with an after-dinner one-liner about Frank Lampard, who made his West Ham debut under Redknapp.

"That West Ham fan was right, Frank Lampard was no good as a player after all," he tweeted.


In 2012, Redknapp told police he did not know how to work a computer and had never sent a text message, and last October he claimed he had no idea what Twitter was after QPR defender Rio Ferdinand earned a ban for a tweet he sent.

When his finances were under investigation in 2012, the 68-year-old told City of London police: "I can't work a computer, I don't know what an email is, I can't, I have never sent a fax and I've never even sent a text message."


Last October, when Ferdinand was handed a three-match ban for using a crude insult on the site, Redknapp said he could not give his players advice as he "didn't know what Twitter is".

Redknapp left QPR in February saying he needed a knee operation, but insisted he was not leaving football.

He joins a growing number of managers who use Twitter, including Ronald Koeman, Carlo Ancelotti, Garry Monk and Luis Enrique.

The account had attracted over 30,000 followers less than an hour after being opened.