'Harry Redknapp is confused, it could be age': Jose Bosingwa responds to criticism by his former manager


Gordon Tynan
Friday 11 October 2013 12:19
Jose Bosingwa
Jose Bosingwa

Jose Bosingwa has responded to his former manager Harry Redknapp's criticisms of him by claiming the veteran coach is "confused" and accusing him of "thinking he is Alex Ferguson".

Redknapp has this week been promoting his new autobiography, part of which deals with his Queen's Park Rangers side's relegation last May.

He was particularly scathing of some of his players and said of the Portuguese defender: "Rangers had players like Jose Bosingwa, who just six months earlier had won the Champions League final with Chelsea, but he wasn't going to give his all.

"I found out the extent of the problem after we beat Fulham and Bosingwa refused to sit on the subs bench. I thought his attitude was disgraceful. I fined him two weeks' wages – and that was when I got the shock of my life when I found out how much he was on."

Bosingwa accused Redknapp of concentrating too much on matters off the field, saying: "How can you do technical analysis of players spending all of the time in the changing room doing deals with business people and rarely on the pitch?

"He's frustrated. He thinks he's a bit [like] Alex Ferguson, but there's a difference: in all his long career he's only won one trophy. He doesn't seem to know what he's saying. He's a bit confused. It could be age."

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